Here is a brief summary of the COVID-19 news and case numbers from each Australian jurisdiction for the past week as reported Friday 25 November 2022.
States and territories are now reporting their COVID-19 statistics weekly instead of via the daily updates that have been provided since the early days of the pandemic.
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The state accepted 25 more COVID-19 deaths, fewer than 39 last week.
There is 31,531 new casesan increase from 27,869 last week.
With 1,320 in the hospitalthere is 32 People with COVID-19 in intensive care.
This week Victoria recorded 22,281 new cases and 68 dead. Last week there was 20,398 new cases and 46 deaths.
Unlike other states, Victoria records its hospitalizations and ICU admissions using a seven-day rolling daily average.
The state average 430 daily hospital admissions and 15 daily intensive care admissions.
*The table below is incomplete. It will be updated as more jurisdictions release their weekly COVID-19 numbers.
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One thing to know: Long-lived COVID symptoms are shifting as new variants bring new challenges
Clusters of symptoms have emerged under the broad umbrella of the ‘long COVID’, and as the pandemic continues, These symptoms have changed.
Lead respiratory physiotherapist Janet Bondarenko has been working since the Alfred Hospital’s post-COVID clinic in Melbourne opened two years ago.
“We saw much shortness of breath in humans, and they could only walk a few meters at a time,” says Dr. Bondarenko.
“Then we started seeing memory and concentration problems.”
And while she still sees these symptoms in patients now, she’s seeing more people along too heart related symptoms.
Meanwhile: COVID cases in WA aged care homes have tripled in the past two months
There were 322 cases of the virus in Western Australian care homes last week – more than triple the 100 cases registered two months earlier.
Figures from the Department of Health and Aged Care also show that 54 facilities in WA have had outbreaks, compared with 25 at around the same time in September, and the number of cases among aged care workers has also doubled over the same period.
The rise in outbreaks in nursing homes for the elderly follows a national trend This has pushed the number of cases among residents across Australia to 2,155 in the past week, from 960 in September.
One more thing: Canceled Queensland COVID vaccine set to be tested on humans next year
That University of Queensland The vaccine had to be abandoned during the rush to develop an effective COVID-19 vaccine but is now being tested on humans.
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has pledged up to $8.5 million to support continued development clamp2 for use in the global response to future disease outbreaks.
“We have never lost our belief that this is a technology needed to make vaccines and save lives,” said UQ’s molecular virologist Keith Chappell said.
“It was a roller coaster ride. We’re going high again and we’re really excited for what’s to come.”