Death rates dropped in Tamworth region during pandemic's first year: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
June 8 2022 - 7:00pm
LONG TERM WORRIED: Tamworth doctor Ian Kamerman said the country had almost entirely avoided the effects of COVID-19 in 2020 - but only at a long-term cost to people's health. Photo: file

There were actually fewer funerals in Tamworth's first pandemic year than 2019, with the COVID-19 lockdowns proving to have saved scores of lives across the region.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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