Here's a quick wrap of the COVID-19 news and case numbers from each Australian jurisdiction for the past week, as reported on Friday January 27, 2023

The states and territories are now reporting their COVID-19 statistics weekly instead of through the daily updates that were provided from the early days of the pandemic. 

This story will be updated throughout the day, so if you do not see your state or territory, check back later.

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New South Wales

The state has recorded 7,653 new cases of COVID-19, down from 9,062 last week.

There are 1,162 cases in hospital, 23 of those in intensive care. 

There were 94 deaths announced today.


Victoria has recorded 3,446 new cases this week, down from 4912 last week.

The state has 226 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 13 in intensive care.

There have been 149 deaths reported.

Northern Territory

There have been 185 new cases reported in the Northern Territory, down from 319 last week.

There are 20 people in hospital with the disease.

No new deaths have been reported.

South Australia

There have been 1,494 new cases, down from 2,053 last week.

In South Australia, there are 74 people in hospital and two in intensive care.

There were 14 deaths reported in the past week.


Queensland has recorded 4,908 new cases, down from 9,386 last week.

There are 243 people in hospital, six of those are in intensive care.

The state has reported 69 new deaths.


There have been 462 new cases recorded in Tasmania, down from 765 last week.

The state has 36 COVID-19 patients in hospital and one in intensive care.

Four new deaths have been reported.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 582 new cases, down from 806 last week.

There are 22 people in hospital, with one in intensive care.

There have been four deaths reported this week.

Western Australia

WA has reported 2,727 new cases in the past week, down from 3,690 last week.

There are 171 people with COVID-19 in hospital. Two of them are in intensive care.

This week's report includes 36 deaths dating back to 20 April, 2022.

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