Answer: 60% excess deaths non-covid related.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) records the number of deaths in Australia and cause of death. This is the official government records body at the federal level. The data are ‘provisional’ meaning that on any given day, numbers may go up or down depending on information the ABS receives from doctors, coroners or other officials.
In a pre-determined range of years an average number of people are expected to die. If there are deaths above the nominal average, these are considered ‘excess deaths’ and this is normally considered very concerning and worthy of investigation.