Covid

'Still very concerned': Dozens of Illawarra residents hospitalised weekly with COVID-19

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated May 16 2022 - 8:03am, first published 1:27am
Cases steady: The region recorded 3882 cases in the latest weekly figures.

Twelve Illawarra residents have died in the past three weeks and dozens of people in the region are being admitted to hospital each week, as COVID-19 continues to put a strain on the health system.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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