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Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases today, trend map, hospitalisations and deaths.

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Due to the difference in reporting times between states, territories and the federal government, it can be difficult to get a current picture of how many confirmed cases of coronavirus there are in Australia, where cases are increasing, and the overall trend for each state and territory.

Here, we’ve brought together all the figures in one place for Australia as a whole, as well as the states with current outbreaks.

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Comparing current outbreaks

The following chart shows the cumulative cases in each state or territory currently experiencing an outbreak.

Covid-19 Australia data. Comparing 2021 coronavirus Delta variant strain outbreaks in New South Wales NSW, Victoria and the ACT

NSW Covid outbreak and trend in Sydney LGA cases

New South Wales is currently experiencing the worst outbreak since the start of the pandemic in terms of the number of cases, with the more infectious Delta variant proving hard to contain.

This chart shows the number and trend in new locally-acquired cases in NSW and is updated daily:

Covid-19 Australia data. NSW coronavirus cases announced today daily case numbers

Cases are not distributed around the state equally. This map shows where cases are growing around NSW, as well as whether the area is currently an ‘LGA of concern’ and subject to stricter conditions.

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You can see the trend in more detail at the LGA level with the following chart series. Use the button to rescale the chart and compare trajectories between LGAs.

Covid-19 Australia data. Trend in Covid cases by each NSW Sydney LGA with five or more recent coronavirus cases

Victoria Covid outbreak and trend in Melbourne LGA cases

Victoria is also experiencing a renewed surge in cases due to the Delta variant. This chart shows the number and trend in new locally-acquired cases in Victoria and is updated daily:

Covid-19 Australia data. Vic Covid cases announced today daily Victoria coronavirus case numbers

This map shows where cases are growing around Victoria, with circles coloured to show if cases are increasing or decreasing in the area, and sized by the total number of recent cases in that area:

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You can see the trend in more detail at the LGA level with the following chart series. Use the button to rescale the chart and compare trajectories between LGAs.

Covid-19 Australia data. Trend in Covid cases by each Victoria Melbourne LGA with five or more recent Vic coronavirus cases

ACT Covid outbreak and cases

This chart shows the number and trend in new locally-acquired cases in the ACT and is updated daily:

Covid-19 Australia data. ACT Covid cases announced today daily Canberra coronavirus case numbers

National Australia cases trend, deaths and hospitalisation figures

This chart shows the number of new cases per day across Australia. Numbers include both local and overseas acquired cases.

This chart shows the number of hospitalisations due to Covid as a proportion of all active cases. It is one measure which might indicate when the overall severity of Covid is declining, either due to vaccinations or a changing age profile in the people catching Covid due to vaccinations.

However, it is worth keeping in mind that hospitalisation figures can be influenced by “capacity and decision-making about admission for isolation”, according to Prof Emma McBryde, an epidemiologist at James Cook University.

Covid-19 Australia data. The percentage of active Covid cases in hospital throughout the coronavirus pandemic in Australia hospitalisation

Here, you can see the number of new deaths reported per day by the states and territories:

Covid-19 Australia data. Deaths per day from coronavirus in Australia

Notes and methods

Due to the nature of collating data daily under time pressure and differences in how data is collected, we recommend cross-checking with other data sources where possible. It is quite likely these figures will vary from other figures due to differences in data collection methods.

Here are a few other websites doing similar work:

Updates 17 September 2021

  • The Victorian 2021 delta outbreak changed to one wave instead of two waves.

Due to the unprecedented and ongoing nature of the coronavirus outbreak, this article is being regularly updated to ensure that it reflects the current situation at the date of publication. Any significant corrections made to this or previous versions of the article will continue to be footnoted in line with Guardian editorial policy.

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