COVID-19 claims 42 lives across four states

Australia’s COVID-19 death toll has hit 42 after three states reported today’s data.

There were 12,188 positive tests recorded in NSW overnight, with 1743 people in hospital and 73 people in intensive care.

Ten people have died and 12,188 people have received positive COVID-19 tests in New South Wales. (Louise Kennerley)

Those case numbers are made up of 8497 positive RAT tests and 3691 PCR tests.

Meanwhile, in Victoria 10,734 new cases have been recorded.

There are 456 people in hospital and 32 people in intensive care units.

Queensland recorded 6848 new cases in the past 24 hours, from 5416 positive rapid antigen tests and 1432 PCR tests.

There are 527 people in hospital, including 12 people in ICU.

The Australian Capital Territory has reported 997 new cases and no new deaths.

There are 69 people in hospital with the virus including four in ICU.

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WA recorded 8392 new cases and 10 deaths to 8pm last night.

There are currently 43,408 active cases in the state.

There were 253 people with COVID-19 in hospital and nine patients in ICU.

In Tasmania, there were 1213 new cases of COVID-19.

There were 14 people being treated for the virus and 26 COVID-positive cases being treated for unrelated medical conditions.

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