The latest COVID-19 case numbers from all states and territories

Here is a brief summary of the latest COVID-19 statistics from each Australian jurisdiction for today – Friday April 22.

You can get a more detailed visual breakdown through the ABC’s Charting the Spread story here.

You can directly access the COVID-19 information you want to read by clicking below.

queensland

Five people with COVID-19 have died in Queensland in the last 24-hour reporting period, with the state recording 8,080 new cases.

There are 528 people in hospital with the virus and 18 in intensive care.

The rate of Queenslanders aged 16 and over fully vaccinated against COVID has just reached 92%.

The Queensland Government today announced a relaxation of quarantine requirements for close contacts from next Thursday evening, bringing it into line with the ACT, NSW and Victoria.

New South Wales

Health authorities today confirmed 13 more COVID-related deaths in New South Wales, all of them aged 70, 80 and 90.

Statewide, 1,632 people are hospitalized with the virus, and 63 of them are being treated in intensive care.

Another 15,283 positive cases were identified during the last reporting period.

NSW Health has announced that it will reduce its daily COVID-19 updates from Monday, with information on cases, deaths and vaccination rates to be detailed in weekly surveillance reports instead.

LAW

A 90-year-old Canberra man has died with COVID-19 and 1,041 other infections have been recorded in the ACT.

There are now 57 patients being treated for COVID at ACT hospitals, including two people in intensive care.

More than 5,600 Canberrans are currently known to be infected.

Almost 75% of Canberrans aged 16 and over have now received three doses of a COVID vaccine.

Victoria

Victoria has reported 16 more COVID deaths and 9,439 new cases.

There are 428 people in hospital, including 30 in intensive care.

Some restrictions in the state will ease at 11:59 p.m. tonight, including the requirement to isolate close contacts of positive cases.

Tasmania

Tasmania recorded 1,265 new cases of COVID today.

There are 12 people being treated for the virus in hospital, and one of them is in intensive care.

The state currently has just over 8,600 known active cases.

North territory

Hospitals in the Northern Territories are currently treating 46 people for COVID-19, including one person in intensive care.

The territory confirmed 543 new cases today, mostly through rapid antigen testing.

There are 3,254 known active cases in the NT.

South Australia

SA recorded 4,500 new COVID infections, around 400 more than yesterday despite a 13% drop in testing rates.

Four people with COVID have died – three men in their 70s and one man in his 80s.

The number of active cases also rose for the first time in almost a fortnight to 28,991.

South Australian authorities are meeting this afternoon to discuss whether to follow the example of other states in lifting the close contact quarantine, but the Prime Minister has said there is no guarantee that the rules would be changed immediately.

Western Australia

WA confirmed 8,777 new COVID cases and five historic virus-related deaths in the last reporting period.

One of those new cases is Prime Minister Mark McGowan, who tested positive while self-isolating at home due to close contact.

Nine people in the state are being treated for the virus in intensive care, with 258 people hospitalized in total.

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