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Omicron drives COVID case explosion but data does not show full picture: experts

Finn McHugh
Victoria Lee
By Finn McHugh, and Victoria Lee
Updated January 7 2022 - 2:56am, first published January 6 2022 - 6:30pm

Official COVID-19 case numbers have not been accurate for "a long time" and the gap is only widening as Australia abandons PCR testing, experts warn.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Victoria Lee

Victoria Lee

Journalist

The Canberra Times Journalist, Producer

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