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As at 3 pm on 03 January 2021, a total of 28,483 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 909 deaths, and approximately 273 active cases.

  • Over the past week, there has been an average of 25 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from New South Wales.
  • Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, 78% were locally acquired.
  • The overall proportion of cases under investigation in each state and territory is relatively low, indicating that public health actions, including case identification and contact tracing, is occurring in a timely manner.