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This report is a recent analysis undertaken by the Public Health Agency, regarding burden of COVID-19 disease in the disabled population who receive Disability Support Services (DSS).

It examined data from 43,000 people who received Disability Support Services (DSS) between 1 January 2022 to 16 November 2022 to gain an understanding of infection rates, hospitalisation and mortality rates within this cohort.  

The analysis shows that reported COVID-19 cases among people who receive disability support were slightly lower than the rest of the population. However, the data indicates that these people have been at substantially greater risk of severe outcomes (hospitalisation and death) due to COVID-19.

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