Eighteen more lives lost to COVID-19 across Australia

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Eighteen more people have died with COVID-19 across Australia.

The figure is down from the more than 30 deaths recorded nationally yesterday.

Reported case numbers of COVID-19 have dropped over the last 24 hours across the country, after a reduction in reported testing numbers for some states and territories.

In NSW, there were 8891 new cases reported and six new deaths.

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There are now 1504 people being treated in hospital with COVID-19, 57 of whom are in intensive care.

The number of new cases is down from the 11,671 cases reported yesterday.

A COVID-19 drive-through testing station.
A COVID-19 drive-through testing station. (AP)

In Victoria, there were 8744 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.

Currently, 491 patients are in Victorian hospitals with the virus, with 38 in ICU and eight ventilated.

Yesterday, Victoria recorded 9365 new cases.

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The sunshine state reported 4673 new cases and two new deaths today.

There are now 426 people in hospital with the virus and 12 in ICU.

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Over in Western Australia, there were 8747 cases of COVID-19 reported today and one death.

There are 281 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 8 in ICU.

South Australia has reported five COVID-related deaths and 2788 new cases of the virus.

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There is a total of 21,386 active cases, according to the state’s health department.

There are 214 people in hospital with COVID-19, nine of whom are in intensive care units and one who is on a ventilator.

The Northern Territory has recorded 223 new cases of the virus.

There are currently 38 patients in hospital, with seven requiring oxygen and no patients in ICU.

Australian Capital Territory

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The ACT reported 778 new cases of COVID-19, including 422 positive PCR tests and 366 positive rapid antigen tests.

There are 76 people with COVID-19 in hospital including six people in intensive care and one on a ventilator.

The territory did not report any new deaths.

There were 733 new cases of COVID-19 in Tasmania.

Forty-three people with COVID-19 are in hospital with one person in intensive care.

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