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However, a further sixteen people have died across the two states, seven in NSW and nine in Victoria.
Hospitalisations have increased in NSW with 1182 admissions. Of those, 43 are in ICU.
In Victoria admissions are also up with 253 recorded overnight, compared to 244 yesterday. There are nineteen people in ICU.
To compare, NSW recorded 24,803 cases yesterday, while Victoria saw 10,259.
NSW Health is urging residents “to take simple precautions” to limit the spread of COVID-19.
- Using a mask in indoor settings
- Getting a booster vaccine
- Testing and isolating immediately upon experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Queensland’s COVID-19 cases have dropped to 9730. To compare 11,018 were recorded yesterday.
Three lives have been lost in the state, but hospitalisations are down to 265 with 14 people in ICU.
“(Boosters) become more important if the disease starts returning, especially if a variant happens,” he said.
“The virus can mutate so easily. While it’s in your body it can change. So it’s a real concern.”