COVID-19 pandemic leads to south-west lockdown baby boom

Updated July 12 2021 - 5:07pm, first published 4:24pm
FRUITFUL: The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a sharp uptick in births in south-west Victoria, with Hamilton experiencing a 51 per cent increase.

A baby boom has hit south-west Victoria with births in Hamilton increasing by 51 per cent over the past year, the highest in the state.


Jessica Greenan


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