Today we are reporting 11,560 community cases, 678 hospitalisations and 23 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of case numbers continues to decline, Today's seven-day rolling average is 13,751, while the seven-day rolling average of cases as at last Saturday was 16,943.
At this point in the outbreak, we are continuing to report people dying with COVID-19 on a daily basis despite the number of community cases declining in many parts of the country.
Sadly, this is not unexpected, and our thoughts are with the families of these people. As has occurred with Omicron overseas, while COVID-19 cases are usually seen in higher numbers among younger people early in the outbreak, over time the more severe and fatal consequences of the virus fall disproportionately on our older and more vulnerable populations.
Among the deaths we are reporting today are people with pre-existing conditions and older people living in aged care facilities.