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COVID-19 in Australia, explained in numbers and charts

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(Source: Getty, Australia Health)
(Source: Getty, Australia Health)

With NSW and Victoria having been in lockdown for weeks, the COVID-19 situation in other Aussie states such as Queensland and the ACT is worsening as the Delta strain eludes health authorities.

In fact, every state in Australia has at least two active cases of the novel coronavirus, bar the island state of Tasmania.

Today alone, NSW has set a new daily record high of 1,533 new cases, while Victoria recorded 190 new cases.

If you wanted to see Australia’s COVID-19 numbers at a glance, here’s what you need to know:

Active COVID-19 cases

  • Australia total: 22,765

  • NSW: 22,649

  • Victoria: 1,180

  • Queensland: 19

  • ACT: 225

  • Western Australia: 10

  • South Australia: 3

  • Tasmania: 0

At a glance: Daily reported cases

Chart of daily and cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases in Australia

Daily and cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases in Australia. (Source: Department of Health)

COVID-19 deaths

  • Australia total: 1,032

  • NSW: 173

  • Victoria: 823

  • Queensland: 7

  • ACT: 3

  • Western Australia: 9

  • South Australia: 4

  • Tasmania: 13

  • Northern Territory: 0

At a glance: Deaths by age and sex

Chart of COVID-19 cases by age group and sex

COVID-19 cases by age group and sex. (Source: Department of Health)

Vaccination rates

  • Australia total: 20,329,483

  • At least one dose: 61.3 per cent

  • Fully vaccinated: 37.1 per cent

  • NSW: 7,352,370

  • Victoria: 2,553,178

  • Queensland: 3,589,800

  • ACT: 479,342

  • Western Australia: 1,828,813

  • South Australia: 1,302,917

  • Tasmania: 465,890

COVID-19 tests

  • Australia total: 32,259,945

  • NSW: 13,649,840

  • Victoria: 9,696,151

  • Queensland: 4,047,573

  • ACT: 394,124

  • Western Australia: 1,668,266

  • South Australia: 2,114,297

  • Tasmania: 336,069

All the figures in this article were true at the time of publishing. For updated figures, visit the Australian Government’s Health sites.

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