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New Covid case numbers across Australia rise by 37% in a week as Omicron subvariant takes hold

Australia records 28 Covid-related deaths, with 12 in NSW, 10 in Queensland, four in Western Australia and two in Victoria

The number of new Covid infections across Australia has risen by 37% in a week, linked to the more transmissible BA.2 subvariant of Omicron.

Australia has recorded 295,146 new Covid-19 cases in the past week, surging by more than a third compared with 215,701 cases the previous week, according to data from the tracking site Covid Live.

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