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

Here's a quick wrap of today's COVID statistics from each Australian jurisdiction.
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Modelling shows Queensland COVID hospitalisations will peak in late August amid third Omicron wave

New modelling shows COVID-19 hospitalisations are likely to peak in late August at around 1,660 cases as the state records another 21 deaths today.
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Students faced with mask decision as Tasmanian schools return in the middle of Omicron wave

With the peak of the latest Omicron wave expected to hit Tasmania, some parents and teachers are nervous about today's start to Term 3 and want masks mandated in schools, not just recommended.
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Why this epidemiologist was prompted to quote Stalin on COVID complacency

Statistics are only giving an abstract understanding of the COVID situation, according to an epidemiologist who says more should be done to encourage mask wearing, including on public transport.
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Fears outbreaks could be 'similar or greater' than Omicron in aged care

Aged care providers warn of rising COVID-19 outbreaks in the sector, with active cases now numbering more than 9,500 among residents and staff.
Aged care residents with hands in the air.

opinion: How we can overcome 'COVID fatigue'. Advice from a (very tired) GP

If you're sick of COVID, you're not alone, but still caring about it is vital to help protect each other, writes Dr Aletia Johnson.
Dr Aletia Johnson in her office.

COVID-19 case numbers from around Australia's states and territories

Here's a quick wrap-up of Sunday's COVID-19 statistics from each Australian jurisdiction.
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