Coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers and statistics

This page provides updates about the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.

This page provides regular updates on a number of visual representations of information about COVID-19 in Australia.

View our collection of infographics for weekly traffic light reports of the COVID-19 situation across Australia.

You can also read epidemiological reports for information on the incidence, severity and distribution of COVID-19.

COVID-19 situation overview

 

20,817
Cases reported in the 24 hours prior to the most recent report date
69,609
Tests reported in the 24 hours prior to the most recent report date
193,018
Active cases (estimate)
3,807
Currently hospitalised
122
Currently in ICU
36
Currently ventilated
9,851,002
Total cases
77,475,662
Total tests
13,021
Total deaths

Source: Department of Health, States & Territories Report 17 Aug. 2022

The above tiles show the:

  • number of acquired cases and tests in the 24 hours prior to the most recent report date

  • current number of active cases

  • current number of hospitalised cases, cases in ICU and cases on a ventilator

  • total number of cases, tests and deaths to date.

Note: States and territories provide these figures regularly. Due to the dynamic nature of case data, state and territory health departments may revise their numbers, where historic cases may be added or previously reported cases excluded after further investigation.

New and cumulative cases

New and cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases in Australia

This graph shows the total number of new COVID-19 cases in Australia reported by states and territories and the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported over time.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

Cases by state and territory

Visit your local health department's website for COVID-19 state and territory statistics:

Recently reported cases by states and territories

This table shows the number of cases in the last 24 hours and last 7 days as well as the number of active cases that have occurred in Australia.

Source: Department of Health, States & Territories Report 17 Aug. 2022

Jurisdiction Active Cases^ Locally acquired last 24 hours* Overseas acquired last 24 hours Under investigation last 24 hours*Locally acquired last 7 days Overseas acquired last 7 days Under investigation last 7 days
Australia193,0183,6917717,04918,636382120,640
ACT2,245425002,69400
NSW117,163408,06010055,928
NT1,051051580211,222
QLD21,8962003,06277219,873
SA9,0781,4307217,217492,523
TAS2,885268112091,534401,876
VIC26,476004,7320031,718
WA12,2241,544548077,1042707,500

NSW locally acquired figures include those reported as locally acquired - investigation ongoing. ACT and Vic cases reported as under investigation likely represent cases that are locally acquired, however their links to other cases are still under investigation.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

Total COVID-19 cases by state and territory

Total COVID-19 cases in Australia

This table shows the number of COVID-19 cases for each state and territory, since the first case was reported. The table also shows the total number of cases and deaths by state and territory.

Source: Department of Health, States & Territories Report 17 Aug. 2022

JurisdictionOverseasLocally acquired - contact of confirmed caseLocally acquired - unknown contact*Locally acquired - interstate travelUnder investigation*Total casesTotal deaths
Australia23,4051,577,823912,15465,3867,272,2349,851,00213,021
ACT0199,292000199,292116
NSW4,562182,96401,7343,168,2463,357,5064,581
NT97632,70213,0974,70042,92194,39660
QLD1,65920,0809,9495241,550,1891,582,4011,791
SA4,269274,358426,05823,05914,420742,164759
TAS811124,03631,52410,95074,423241,744170
VIC1,606249,8995,41502,266,4622,523,3824,990
WA9,522494,492426,11124,419155,5731,110,117554

NSW locally acquired figures include those reported as locally acquired - investigation ongoing. ACT and Vic cases reported as under investigation likely represent cases that are locally acquired, however their links to other cases are still under investigation.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

Cases and deaths by age and sex

COVID-19 cases by age group and sex

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 cases for males and females by age group since the first case was reported.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

The total number of cases in this chart may be less than what is reported due to delays in notification to the National Interoperable Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NINDSS) or where the case's age or sex are unknown.

Cases by age group and sex

This table shows the same information as the matching graph: the number of COVID-19 cases for males and females by age group since the first case was reported.

Source: NINDSS data 17 Aug. 2022

Age GroupMaleFemale
0-9226,456212,534
10-19267,482287,966
20-29420,876470,857
30-39384,354431,698
40-49300,704346,430
50-59251,184280,190
60-69178,608183,633
70-79106,56198,459
80-8948,26851,215
90+12,86923,303

The total number of cases in this chart may be less than what is reported due to delays in notification to the National Interoperable Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NINDSS) or where the case's age or sex are unknown

COVID-19 deaths by age group and sex

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 associated deaths in Australia for males and females by age group since the first case was reported.

The total number of deaths in this chart may be less than what is reported due to delays in notification to the National Interoperable Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NINDSS) or where the case's age or sex are unknown

Deaths by age group and sex

This table shows the same information as the matching graph: the number of COVID-19 associated deaths in Australia for males and females by age group since the first case was reported.

Source: NINDSS data 17 Aug. 2022

Age GroupMaleFemale
0-959
10-1993
20-291712
30-395532
40-4911078
50-59292176
60-69695392
70-791,608875
80-892,5471,916
90+1,5371,983

The total number of deaths in this chart may be less than what is reported due to delays in notification to the National Interoperable Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NINDSS) or where the case's age or sex are unknown

Total tests and results

COVID-19 tests conducted in total in the last 7 days and results

This table shows the number of COVID-19 tests conducted in total and in the last 7 days, the rate of tests in the last 7 days per 100,000 population and the percentage that returned a positive result by state and territory and in Australia, since the first case was reported.

Source: Department of Health, States & Territories Report 17 Aug. 2022

JurisdictionTests in last 7 daysTests in last 7 days per 100,000 populationTotal tests
Australia430,3051,69777,475,662
ACT11,2872,6491,295,011
NSW204,3122,52734,282,211
NT3,5951,461828,445
QLD47,9969428,320,514
SA44,7762,5555,494,431
TAS6,4321,203763,109
VIC75,4241,14422,044,293
WA36,4831,3924,447,648
Data as at: 
16 August 2022

Cases admitted to hospital

Current COVID-19 cases in hospitals and Intensive Care Units (ICUs)

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 cases currently admitted to hospital, including cases in ICUs, in Australia and each state and territory.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

Cases admitted to hospital

This table shows the same information as the matching graph: the number of COVID-19 cases currently admitted to hospital, including cases in ICUs, in Australia and each state and territory.

Source: Department of Health, States & Territories Report 17 Aug. 2022

JurisdictionNot in ICUICU
Australia3,685122
ACT1342
NSW2,06352
NT382
QLD42019
SA2037
TAS633
VIC48929
WA2758
Data as at: 
16 August 2022

Cases in NDIS services

This table shows the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for NDIS participants and workers since March 2020*. 

Source: NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission 21/07/2022.

Cumulative infections count

Includes people who were reported to the NDIS Commission or the NDIA as having died with COVID-19.

State

Participant Active

Worker Active

Participant Recovered

Worker Recovered

Participant Deaths

ACT

44

12

492

407

-

NSW

396

536

7847

11223

28

NT

-

6

302

532

-

QLD

266

298

3086

5409

9

SA

138

156

2446

3489

8

TAS

69

69

721

1568

-

VIC

342

235

6290

5426

31

WA

168

206

2488

4240

-

-

-

 

106

186

-

Total

1423

1518

23778

32480

81

  • Note: this table only shows counts greater than 5.
  • *Only registered NDIS providers are required to notify the NDIS Commission, as soon as is practicable, of certain changes and events that significantly impact their provision of services regulated by the NDIS Commission, including COVID-19 impacts such as infection of participants, under section 13 and 13A of the NDIS (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018. Therefore, these figures do not represent all NDIS participants or all people with disability (who may not be NDIS participants).

Cases in aged care services

COVID-19 cases in aged care services – residential care

This graph shows the total number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people living in Australian Government–subsidised residential aged care facilities since January 2020.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

* The aged care data comprises data sourced from the Victorian Public Health Events Surveillance System (PHESS) and Commonwealth sources **These figures are inclusive of transition care.

Cases in aged care services – residential care

This table shows the same information as the matching graph: the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people living in Australian Government–subsidised residential aged care facilities.

Source: Department of Health 17 Aug. 2022

JurisdictionActive and RecoveredDeaths
Australia81,8633,742
ACT1,12849
NSW27,2251,318
NT29610
QLD14,194547
SA6,866312
TAS2,12837
VIC23,3761,250
WA6,650219

* The aged care data comprises data sourced from the Victorian Public Health Events Surveillance System (PHESS) and Commonwealth sources **These figures are inclusive of transition care.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities

Read the weekly report that provides a snapshot of data on the impact of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities nationally.

The report includes data on the number of services impacted and number of staff and resident cases, as well as workforce, vaccine rollout, testing and PPE provided to affected services to support them.

COVID-19 cases in aged care services – in-home care

This graph shows the total number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people receiving Australian Government–subsidised care in their own home since January 2020.

Data as at: 
16 August 2022

Cases in aged care services – in-home care

This table shows the same information as the matching graph: the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people receiving Australian Government–subsidised care in their own home.

Source: Department of Health 17 Aug. 2022

JurisdictionActive and RecoveredDeaths
Australia19213
ACT00
NSW423
NT00
QLD150
SA10
TAS32
VIC1317
WA01

* The aged care data comprises data sourced from the Victorian Public Health Events Surveillance System (PHESS) and Commonwealth sources

Vaccine data

Daily data on the status of Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now available. This includes a detailed infographic and breakdown of vaccine doses administered across Australia. See the latest data on Australia's vaccine rollout.

Last updated: 
17 August 2022

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