COVID-19 statistics to move from daily to weekly reports across Australia, health ministers say

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Australian states and territories are no longer going to publish daily COVID-19 case numbers, with health ministers deciding to move to weekly updates on new infections.

The final daily case numbers will be issued on Friday September 9, and the first weekly report will be made available on Friday September 16.

The new weekly figures, which will be consistently reported across jurisdictions, will include case numbers, new and total deaths, vaccination rates, and a breakdown of ICU and ventilated patients in hospital.

The decision follows a meeting of health ministers last Friday, but was not made public until Wednesday.

Federal Health Minister Mark Butler said health officials had backed the changes.

“The move is supported by chief health officers, and will ensure high quality, accurate information is provided that sheds more light on COVID dynamics,” he said in a statement.