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Ballarat Health Services reveal current Covid hospital admission numbers


There are currently 8 Covid positive people being treated for the virus at the Ballarat Base Hospital with none in ICU. The vaccination status of the patients is unclear.

Hospital bosses have recently been reluctant to divulge the number given how dynamic the situation is.

Interim Acting CEO of the Grampians Public Health Unit Ben Kelly says 60 people are also being treated by the 'BHS At Home' team with numbers expected to rise.

"I guess the numbers reflect the Omicron variant isn't having the same severity in terms of requiring ICU admissions."

"There have been some, however there's none at the moment and I guess that rings true with the broader pattern of how Omicron is playing itself out," Mr Kelly said.

Ballarat recorded 212 new active cases to the 24 hours to midnight taking the active tally to 531.





Image: Ben Kelly via Teams