COVID-19 cases increase hospitalizations in four states

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COVID-19 cases have jumped again across several states in the past seven days as Australia faces its fourth wave of the virus.

Overall, the nation has reported tens of thousands of new cases today across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

New South Wales had 31,532 new infections within the past seven days to 16.00 Thursday.

This was compared to 27,869 cases the previous week.

The state recorded 25 deaths this week compared to 39 the week before.

Hospitalizations due to the virus have also increased over the past week, from 1,148 to 1,320.

ICU admissions have fallen over the past week from 37 to 32.

Meanwhile, i Victoriathe state recorded 22,281 new infections, up from 20,398 in the previous reporting period.

The state reported 68 deaths, an increase of 22

The rolling seven-day average of hospital admissions in Victoria has risen from 352 to 430.

ICU admissions have also increased by seven.

In Queensland, the state recorded 10,082 cases – a slight drop from last week’s 10,106.

There are currently 312 Queenslanders being treated for the virus across the state’s hospital systems.

In Western Australia, 10,520 cases were recorded today, an increase of about 1500 cases from the previous week.

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There are just under 200 people being treated in hospitals in Western Australia for COVID-19.

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