State by state new case numbers, deaths; South Australia records 4986 new COVID-19 case numbers, two deaths; Queensland records 9176 new cases, 10 deaths; WA records 7426 new cases, two deaths; NSW records 18,265 new cases, 8 deaths; Victoria records 10,907 new cases, 14 deaths

COVID-19 cases are rising in some parts of the country, with more than 50,000 new cases reported so far today.
In Western Australia 7426 new cases have been recorded, which is an increase from yesterday’s 6349.

Two more historical COVID-19 deaths were also reported.

And there are 215 people with the virus in hospital and four people in ICU in the state.

In South Australia 4986 new cases have been recorded compared to 4401 yesterday.

Two more virus related deaths were reported in the state.

And there are 220 people with COVID-19 in hospital and 11 in ICU.

Cases in New South Wales have risen on the previous day but are significantly lower than last week, today’s numbers have revealed.

The state recorded 18,265 new cases and eight further deaths today.

Hospitalizations, however, have risen in the past week, from 1444 last Wednesday, to 1583 today.

There are 71 people in NSW with COVID-19 in intensive care.

Victoria has followed a similar pattern, with cases rising to 10,907 today from 10,293 yesterday.

But last Wednesday the state had 12,150 new cases.

Today, Victoria recorded 14 new deaths, with 391 people in hospital and 19 in intensive care.

In Victoria, health authorities have also pledged to work to “clarify” the rules around isolation for close contacts in relation to airport workers, to hopefully get more boots on the ground.

Meanwhile, in Queensland there have been 9176 new COVID-19 cases recorded.

Ten more people with the virus have also lost their lives.

There are 597 people with COVID-19 in hospitals in the state and 16 in ICU.

Queensland Australian Medical Association Dr Chris Perry has also pointed to staff shortages caused by COVID-19 as a potential reason 100 Triple Zero calls went unanswered yesterday.

He called the situation “unacceptable”.

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COVID-19-induced staff shortages are also being pointed to as a partial cause for the ongoing lengthy delays at Australian airports.

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