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COVID-19 cases decline but deaths rise in two biggest states



COVID-19 cases across Australia have steadily declined over the past week, but the nation's two biggest states have both recorded more deaths than the previous reporting period.

There have been 30,157 confirmed cases nationwide this week. New South Wales had the highest number of new infections at 4308.

South Australia saw the biggest decline in cases, dropping 43.4 per cent from last week.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown.

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New South Wales

New South Wales recorded 4308 cases this week, down from 14,053.

On average there were 1,576 cases per day this week, a 30.5 per cent decline from last week.

There have been 131 deaths in the last seven days, and 31 people in the ICU.

The week before, New South Wales reported 112 deaths. 

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In Victoria, there were 4912 cases this week, a decline of 37.2 compared to the week before.

The average number of daily cases has decreased from 1130 to 702.

There has been an average of 22 deaths per day over the last week, totalling 156, an increase from 148 the week before.

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South Australia

South Australia reported a 43.4 per cent drop in daily COVID-19 cases, now averaging 316 over the last week. There were 2053 new cases this week, down from 3261 the week before.

Hospitalisations dropped from 138 to 102, with five patients now in ICU.

There have been 21 deaths this week.

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Australian Capital Territory

There were 806 cases in the ACT this week, down from 1012 for the previous reporting period.

Hospitalisations have dropped from 59 to 32, with one person in the ICU.

There were no deaths in the territory during the last seven days.

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