Latest COVID-19 case counts across Australia and news you may have missed

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Latest COVID-19 case counts across Australia and news you may have missed


Below is a brief summary of the COVID-19 news and number of cases from each Australian jurisdiction over the past week as reported in: Friday, January 20, 2023.

States and territories are now reporting COVID-19 statistics weekly, rather than the daily updates that have been provided since the early days of the pandemic.

This story will be updated throughout the day, So if you don’t see your state or territory, check back later.

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New South Wales

was there 9,062 new COVID-19 cases recorded, down from last week’s 14,053.

NSW recorded 131 deathsHowever, not all COVID-19 deaths occurred during the reporting period.

there is 1,236 hospitalizedof which 31 are in intensive care units.

Victoria

in Victoria, 4,912 new COVID-19 caseswas 7,908 last week.

was there 156 deaths Although reported, not all deaths occurred in the past week due to late reporting of deaths.

in the state 341 hospitalized 16 of them are in intensive care because of COVID-19.

Northern Territory

was there 319 new COVID-19 cases It was recorded in the most recent reporting period, down from 355 last week.

there is 24 hospitalized with COVID-19.

no fatalities was reported this week.

queensland

recorded by Queensland 9,386 new infections That’s up from 8,635 last week.

was there 77 deathsbut not all COVID deaths occurred during the reporting period.

there is 437 cases At the hospital.

south australia

was there 2,053 new cases That’s down from last week’s 3,216.

in South Australia 102 hospitalized with COVID-19. Five Of them, in the intensive care unit.

was there 22 deaths Recorded in this reporting period.

Australian Capital Territory

ACT recorded 806 cases This week is down from last week’s 1,012.

there is 32 active cases in hospital.

no fatalities Reported for the most recent period.

What you need to know: ATAGI considers fifth COVID-19 vaccination

A woman holds up a needle next to a vial.
A fifth vaccine is available in Australia for severely immunocompromised patients. (AP: Frank Augustine/Pool)

Winter is months away, but the federal government says it is gearing up to put Australia in the best possible position regarding COVID-19.

This includes seeking advice from the Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI). 5th vaccination.

It is currently available in Australia for adults with severe immunocompromise, but Atagi is considering whether to use it. approve it for more people.

But before we move on to the fifth dose, let’s see how many Australians have already been boosted and what doses the authorities recommend.

Queensland’s COVID-19 protocol downgraded from yellow to green, what changed?

Under the Amber protocol, the mask is Recommended Health conditions, public transport, and indoor environments where social distancing is not possible.

Switch to green to see mask recommendations Canceled, but may still be requested In some medical settings and aged care.

Another: China’s rural areas are ill-equipped to deal with the spread of COVID-19, Xi Jinping ‘worried’

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People attend a funeral in a village in eastern China.(Reuters: Ally Song)

Experts warn of deadly COVID-19 spread rural chinawith limited medical resources and an aging population as millions begin to return home as part of the finale.l lunar new year travel rush.

Speaking in public ahead of the Lunar New Year travel rush is China’s President Xi Jinping expressed concern.

“My biggest concern is rural areas and farmers. Prevention is difficult and a daunting task in rural areas where health facilities are relatively fragile,” Xi said earlier this week.

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