NSW Health warns of an increase in flu cases and admissions to hospital with flu, indicating an earlier start to the flu season than in previous years.
People have been urged to get their flu shot as soon as possible.
Those who are over 65 years, children under 5 years, immunocompromised and pregnant women are at higher risk of serious illness from flu. For these people, a free flu vaccine is available and strongly recommended as soon as possible. The flu vaccine for everyone else is available from GPs and pharmacies for a small fee.
NSW Health has compiled a NSW Respiratory Surveillance Report as at 30 April 2022. The report is available on its website.
In the meantime, the reported cases of COVID-19 cases have been fluctuating between under 20k and just over 10k. The reported figures today, May 6 is as below: