Australia Corona Virus

COVID-19 case numbers from around the states and territories

Source: ABCnews

Here’s a quick wrap of each Australian jurisdiction’s latest COVID-19 statistics today — Tuesday, May 17.

New South Wales

New South Wales has recorded another 16 deaths of people with COVID-19.

There are 1,442 people in NSW hospitals after contracting the virus. Of those patients, 59 are in intensive care units.

There were 10,972 new cases reported in the 24 hours to 4pm on Monday.


Victoria has reported 20 further COVID-related deaths and 13,694 new infections.

There are 516 people in hospital after contracting COVID-19. That includes 31 people in intensive care units and three people receiving ventilation.

Just under 67 per cent of the adult population has had a third vaccine dose.


A man in his 80s with COVID-19 has died in southern Tasmania, taking the state’s total number of pandemic deaths to 66.

There have been 1,216 new cases, up from 854 yesterday.

There is one person in ICU and 40 people are in hospital with the virus. Seventeen are being treated specifically for COVID-19.

Australian Capital Territory

A Canberra woman aged in her 90s has died with COVID-19 and another 1,129 new infections have been recorded in the ACT.

There are 80 people in hospital with the virus in Canberra. Five of those patients are in intensive care, with two people requiring ventilation.

About 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.

South Australia

South Australia has recorded 3,773 new cases of COVID-19.

Two people have died with the virus – a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s.

There are 246 people in hospital after contracting the virus and 26,310 active cases in the state.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has reported another 347 new cases of COVID-19.

There are 21 patients in NT hospitals with COVID-19. Of those, six people need oxygen and two are in intensive care units.

No further deaths were recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday.

Western Australia

Western Australia has reported 14 more COVID deaths and 15,674 new cases.

The number of fatalities is the highest daily figure the state has reported over the course of the pandemic.

There are now 325 West Australians in hospital with COVID, with 11 people in intensive care.


Queensland has reported the deaths of 12 more people with COVID-19.

There are 492 people in hospital after contracting the virus, including 14 in intensive care units.

There were 6,270 new cases recorded, taking the number of active infections to 39,466.