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The latest COVID-19 case numbers from around the states and territories

Here's a quick wrap of each Australian jurisdiction's latest COVID-19 statistics for Wednesday, May 18. 

You can get a more detailed, visual breakdown through the ABC's Charting the Spread story here.

This list will be updated throughout the day, so if you do not see your state or territory, please check back later. 

You can jump to the COVID-19 information you want to read by clicking below.


Seven people have died with COVID in Queensland and 511 people are being treated for the virus in hospital.

The state has recorded 7,082 new cases.

There are just over 39,000 known active cases across Queensland.


NSW has recorded 12,297 new COVID cases.

Another 14 people have died after testing positive.

There are 1,395 people hospitalised with the virus; 57 of those are being treated in intensive care.


The ACT has recorded 1,098 new COVID-19 cases.

There are 74 people in hospital with the virus in Canberra. Four of those patients are in intensive care, with one person requiring ventilation.

Just over 80 per cent of Canberra children aged five to 11 have now received a vaccine dose and 76 per cent of Canberrans aged 16 and older have received their booster.


Victoria has recorded another 22 COVID-related deaths.

There are 510 people in hospital after contracting the virus, including 31 patients in ICU and five on ventilators.

There were 14,220 new cases reported to authorities, taking the number of active infections to 78,017.


Tasmania has recorded one new COVID-related death, taking the total number in the state to 67.

There have been 1,179 cases, down from 1216 yesterday.

There is one person in ICU and 45 patients hospitalised with the virus in total — 23 people are being treated specifically for COVID symptoms.


Another 349 COVID cases have been recorded in the NT, mostly detected via rapid antigen tests.

There are 25 people in hospital with the virus, two requiring treatment in ICU.

Health authorities are aware of just under 2,000 known active cases across the territory.


Six people in South Australia have died with COVID-19, including a man aged in his 50s.

There are 247 people being treated for the virus in hospital, with 10 people in intensive care.

Another 4,072 new cases were reported, taking the number of active cases to 25,911 in the state.


Three people have died with COVID-19 in Western Australia as the state recorded 16,253 new cases.

There are 327 people with the virus in hospital, including 12 people in intensive care.

There are now 88,710 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

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