COVID-19 reporting

This page provides update on national COVID-19 spread, vaccination and treatment metrics.

COVID-19 vaccinations

  • To find the latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics, please see the COVID-19 vaccination rollout update.
  • Approximately 70.3 million total vaccine doses have been administered since the COVID-19 Vaccination program began in February 2021.
  • Over 80,000 doses have been administered over the last 7 days.
  • Since 1 January 2023, over 5.4 million 2023 boosters have been administered to people aged 18 years and over.
  • The Booster program formally commenced on 20 Feb 2023. Note administration of vaccine doses may be impacted by public holidays.

COVID-19 daily booster doses administered by 18+ age group (since 1 January 2023)

Source: Australian Immunisation Register as at 25 Oct 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 monthly 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 monthly PBS scripts for oral COVID-19 treatment, by jurisdiction

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

Source: PBS; included Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) & Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) patients, for week ending 31 Jan 2024 extracted on 04 Feb 2024

COVID-19 case notifications

Cumulative COVID-19 case notifications are updated daily on the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) data visualisation tool, alongside other diseases on the National Notifiable Disease List.

COVID-19 impact on hospitals

  • More information about hospital and intensive care for COVID-19 is available on the Health Direct website.

COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, by date of diagnosis, Australia, 01 Jan 2022 to 06 Feb 2024

Source: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, as at 07 Feb 2024

Please note, National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) hospital admissions data may have a delay, particularly for the last two weeks; recent data will be subject to revision.

COVID-19 cases in ICU, Australia, 01 Jan 2022 to 06 Feb 2024

Source: Critical Health Resources Information System (CHRIS), as at 07 Feb 2024

COVID-19 impact on residential aged care homes

Daily COVID-19 active outbreaks in aged care homes, 01 Jan 2022 to 07 Feb 2024

Resident cases in aged care homes, 01 Jan 2022 to 07 Feb 2024

Staff cases in aged care homes, 01 Jan 2022 to 07 Feb 2024

Source: My Aged Care Provider Portal, as at 08 Feb 2024

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, particularly for the last two weeks, in confirming death notifications publicly reported by States and Territories; recent data 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, Australia, 01 Jan 2022 to 07 Feb 2024

Source: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, as at 08 Feb 2024

COVID-19 deaths among people on NDIS and Disability Support Pension

This table shows the number of COVID-19 associated deaths registered in Australia for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and Disability Support Pension (DSP) recipients since March 2020. 

‘COVID-19 associated deaths’ are the total deaths both due to COVID-19 and with COVID-19. 

Source: The Department of Health and Aged Care’s COVID-19 linked research environment in the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (Provisional Mortality data linked to NDIS and DSP programs).

Cumulative count of COVID-19 associated deaths

Disability groupsParticipant deaths to 30 November 2023
People on NDIS (including those receiving DSP)461
DSP-only recipients861
Total1,322

Note: Data may be incomplete due to a lag in death registrations.

NDIS population as at 30 June 2023.
DSP population as at 30 June 2023.
Data is confidentialised to protect the privacy of individuals.

This series of reporting based on data matched with the MADIP dataset commenced 1 June 2023, replacing previous reporting which set out COVID cases and deaths among NDIS recipients reported to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

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.

COVID-19 national situational assessment reports

The Situational assessment of COVID-19 in Australia weekly reports provide situational awareness modelling for COVID-19 using jurisdictional epidemiological data to make short-term forecasts of epidemic activity, health service presentations and impact of interventions. For access to the reports, please see the University of Melbourne’s website at COVID-19 national situational assessment.

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

  • The National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System data on COVID-19 associated deaths relate to date of death of an individual.
  • The 2023 COVID-19 Booster program formally commenced on 20 February 2023, in accordance with policy advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). The COVID-19 2023 Booster doses is a count of the number of vaccine doses administered to individuals aged 18 years and over who have received their third or higher dose in sequence in 2023. 
  • 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.
  • Cumulative count of COVID-19 associated deaths for people with disability includes all individuals registered on the NDIS and/or DSP at the time of their death (or who exited within 4 weeks prior to death).
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