Here’s a quick wrap-up of the COVID-19 news and case numbers from each Australian jurisdiction for the past week, as reported on Friday, November 25, 2022.
The states and territories now report their COVID-19 statistics weekly, rather than through the daily updates provided from the early days of the pandemic.
This story will be updated throughout the day, then if you don’t see your state or territory, check back later.
New South Wales
The state has recorded 25 more COVID-19 deaths, down from 39 last week.
There is 31,531 new casesup from 27,869 last week.
With 1,320 at the hospitalthere is 32 persons with COVID-19 in intensive care.
This week Victoria recorded 22,281 new cases and 68 died. Last week there was 20,398 new cases and 46 deaths.
Unlike other states, Victoria records its hospital and intensive care admissions on a seven-day rolling daily average.
The state was average 430 daily admissions and 15 daily intensive care admissions.
* The table below is incomplete. It will be updated as more jurisdictions release their weekly COVID-19 numbers.
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One thing to know: Long-standing COVID symptoms change as new variants bring new challenges
Under the broad “long COVID” umbrella, clusters of symptoms have emerged, and as the pandemic has progressed, these symptoms have changed.
Senior respiratory physiotherapist Janet Bondarenko has worked in Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital post-COVID clinic since its doors opened two years ago.
“We saw very short of breath in humans, and they could only manage to walk a few meters at a time,” says Dr. Bondarenko.
“Then we started watching memory and concentration problems.”
And while she still sees these symptoms in patients now, she also sees more people with them heart-related symptoms.
Meanwhile: COVID cases in aged care homes in WA have tripled in the past two months
There were 322 cases of the virus in Western Australian care homes last week – more than triple the 100 cases registered two months earlier.
Figures from the Department of Health and Aged Care also show that 54 WA facilities had outbreaks compared to 25 at roughly the same time in September, and the number of cases in aged care has also doubled over the same period.
The increase in nursing home outbreaks follows a national trend it has seen the number of cases among residents across Australia rise from 960 in September to 2,155 last week.
One more thing: Canceled Queensland COVID vaccine to be tested on humans next year
That University of Queensland The vaccine had to be abandoned during the rush to develop an effective COVID-19 shot, but will now be tested on humans.
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has committed up to $8.5 million to support further development of Clamp 2 for use in the global response to future disease outbreaks.
“We never lost our belief that this was a technology that was needed to create vaccines and save lives,” says the UQ molecular virologist. Keith Chappell said.
“It’s been a rollercoaster ride. We’re riding high again and really excited about what’s to come.”