Coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers and statistics

This page provides updates on national COVID-19 weekly current trends.

COVID-19 case notifications

  • Over the last week, 18,590 cases of COVID-19 were reported across Australia, an average of 2,656 cases per day.

COVID-19 cases and 7 day rolling average, 01 Jan 2022 to 31 Jan 2023

Weekly case numbers and change (%)

Source: Jurisdictional reporting as at 31 Jan 2023. Please note that due to rounding, jurisdiction averages may not sum exactly to national averages.

COVID-19 associated deaths

  • Factors such as other disease or chronic conditions may also have contributed to or caused deaths associated with COVID-19.
  • National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) death data may have a delay of up to two weeks in confirming death notifications publicly reported by States and Territories; data for the last two weeks will be subject to revision.
  • For more information on mortality statistics in Australia, please see Australian Bureau of Statistics – Causes of death.

COVID-19 associated deaths, 01 Feb 2022 to 31 Jan 2023

COVID-19 associated deaths, rolling 7-day average by jurisdiction, 01 Feb 2022 to 31 Jan 2023

Source: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System as at 01 Feb 2023

COVID-19 vaccinations

Vaccination dose coverage (%) by age, over Estimated Residential Population (eligible)

Vaccination coverage (%) for Estimated Residential Population (eligible), by jurisdiction

Source: Australian Immunisation Register as at 31 Jan 2023

COVID-19 treatments

  • COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments nirmatrelvir and ritonavir (Paxlovid) and molnupiravir (Lagevrio) are available through the PBS for eligible patients.
  • Commencing 11 July 2022, the PBS eligibility criteria for COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments Paxlovid and Lagevrio has been expanded.
  • Please note that individual script counts may not add to the total script count. The weekly numbers relate to the date of supply (dispensing) of the medicine. The state relates to the location of the dispensing pharmacy. Figures may change due to claiming activity by pharmacies.
  • Updated eligibility for oral COVID-19 treatment is available on the COVID 19 treatment eligibility page.

Total weekly PBS scripts for oral COVID-19 treatment, by jurisdiction

Total weekly PBS scripts for oral COVID-19 treatment, by age groups

Source: PBS; included Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) & Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) patients, as at 31 Jan 2023

COVID-19 impact on hospitals

  • The number of hospitalised COVID-19 cases has decreased by an average of 14.5% compared to the previous week.
  • More information about hospital and intensive care for COVID-19 is available on the Health Direct website.

Weekly COVID-19 cases in hospital and ICU and case notifications, Australia, 01 Jan 2022 to 31 Jan 2023

Weekly COVID-19 cases in hospital and ICU and case notifications, by jurisdiction, 01 Jan 2022 to 31 Jan 2023

Source: Jurisdictional reporting, as at 31 Jan 2023. Please note that due to rounding, jurisdiction averages may not sum exactly to national averages.

Only includes NT after 10 January 2022 as NT hospitalised all cases until 10 January 2022. ACT hospital and ICU data was not available between 13 November 2022 and 24 November 2022. QLD ICU occupancy data was unavailable between 23 December 2022 and 1 January 2023. NSW and QLD hospital and ICU occupancy data is only available for weekdays.

Daily COVID-19 invasive ventilations as a proportion of all ventilations, Australia, 01 Jan 2022 to 01 Feb 2023

Source: Critical Health Resources Information System (CHRIS), as at 01 Feb 2023

COVID-19 impact on residential aged care homes

Daily COVID-19 active outbreaks in aged care homes, 01 Jan 2022 to 01 Feb 2023

Resident cases in aged care homes, 01 Jan 2022 to 01 Feb 2023

Staff cases in aged care homes, 01 Jan 2022 to 01 Feb 2023

Source: AUS CAIRS, as at 01 Feb 2023

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 20/12/2022.

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

11

-

540

448

-

NSW

257

332

9903

12964

30

NT

-

-

311

527

-

QLD

73

103

3699

5911

9

SA

41

85

2793

3901

9

TAS

23

46

885

1730

-

VIC

227

197

7127

5925

35

WA

53

73

2910

4482

-

Total

686

847

28171

35889

92

  • 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).

COVID-19 epidemiology reports

For access to the epidemiological reports, published in CDI, on the incidence, severity, and distribution of coronavirus disease, see the COVID-19 epidemiology reports, Australia, 2020–2022.

State and territory reporting

For more information please contact the relevant jurisdiction's health department. You can also request data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). Requests for NNDSS data may require agreement from states and territories.

Technical notes

From 7 October 2022, there is a change in series to update the COVID-19 vaccination reporting to better reflect current circumstances providing a more accurate and up to date representation of the level of protection in the population. Changes include:

  • Updated population denominator used for general coverage to the latest release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Residential Population (2021)
  • Removed from all coverage calculations individuals who are no longer in scope for the vaccination rollout (i.e. deceased or permanently left Australia)
  • Included doses that may have been administered internationally where the vaccine brand is recognised by the TGA and recorded into the Australian Immunisation Register.
  • Please note that due to rounding, jurisdiction averages may not sum exactly to national averages.
  • The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) is a dynamic system, where data are subject to retrospective revisions as updates are received, particularly for recent weeks. Data may vary from data reported in published NNDSS reports and reports of notification data by states and territories.
  • The NNDSS data on COVID-19 associated deaths relate to date of death of an individual.
  • A COVID-19 booster/third dose is a dose after an individual is fully vaccinated and is aged 16 years and older. This will continue to be revised in accordance with policy advice and ATAGI eligibility updates. There are no distinguishing characteristics in the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) for third doses and boosters at this stage, as the AIR does not allow for the recognition of immunocompromised separate to boosters or other doses that are recorded as more than a second dose.
  • Australian COVID-19 Aged Care Incident Response System (AUS CAIRS) data is sourced via case managers through facility self-reporting into the My Aged Care Portal. Data presented on this page is the number of positive cases associated with current outbreaks and may differ from historical reports due to lags in uploading to the system. Non-residential establishments such as Multipurpose Services and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care are included in active outbreak data.
  • Invasive ventilation data is sourced from the Critical Health Resources Information System (CHRIS). Hospitals can submit multiple entries every day. Daily aggregations use the maximum entry for each hospital after removing outliers. Data from CHRIS is subject to retrospective revision and may vary from data reported in published NNDSS reports and reports of notification data by states and territories.
  • Estimated Resident Population (ERP) is based on Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Resident Population 2021. ERP is the official measure of the population of Australia, based on their usual residence. It refers to all people, regardless of nationality, citizenship or legal status, who usually live in Australia, with the exception of foreign diplomatic personnel and their families. The ERP includes usual residents who are overseas for less than 12 months and excludes overseas visitors who are in Australia for less than 12 months.
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