The number of COVID-19 cases in Australia has continued to decline in the past week. As of July 21, 2023, there have been a total of 18,927 new cases reported across the country. This is a decrease of 13% from the previous week.
The latest COVID-19 news and case numbers from around the states and territories
The state with the most new cases is New South Wales, with 2,262 cases. This is followed by Queensland with 233 cases, and South Australia with 634 cases.
The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 has also declined in the past week. As of July 21, there are a total of 902 people in hospital with the virus, down from 1,154 the previous week.
The number of people in intensive care with COVID-19 has also declined, from 15 to 12.
There have been a total of 31 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past week. This brings the total number of deaths in Australia to 10,306.
The decline in COVID-19 cases is likely due to the increasing number of people who have been vaccinated. As of July 21, 95.2% of eligible Australians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 89.7% are fully vaccinated.
The Australian government has continued to lift restrictions in recent weeks, as the number of cases has declined. However, the government has warned that the pandemic is not over, and that people should continue to take precautions, such as wearing masks in indoor settings and getting vaccinated.
Here is a breakdown of the COVID-19 cases in each Australian state and territory:
- Australian Capital Territory: 180 cases
- New South Wales: 2,262 cases
- Northern Territory: 50 cases
- Queensland: 233 cases
- South Australia: 634 cases
- Tasmania: 20 cases
- Victoria: 1,001 cases
- Western Australia: 48 cases
The number of COVID-19 cases in Australia is expected to continue to decline in the coming weeks. However, the government has warned that the pandemic is not over, and that people should continue to take precautions.