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Almost 50 people die with COVID-19 in NSW and Victoria

COVID-19 case numbers have remained relatively stable across New South Wales and Victoria but the states have collectively recorded 47 deaths.

NSW has recorded 7540 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

Twenty-five people died with the virus, however, NSW Health said this included previously unreported deaths as some deaths occurred as far back as mid-April.

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A COVID-19 drive-through testing station.

There are 1139 people in hospital with the virus and 33 in ICU, a decrease in comparison to yesterday.

Yesterday, the state recorded 1173 hospitalisations and 34 ICU admissions.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 8737 COVID-19 cases overnight.

Twenty-two people died with the virus.

Similarly to NSW there has been a decrease in hospital admissions since yesterday with 540 people hospitalised with the virus and 32 in ICU.

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The state recorded 571 hospitalisations yesterday and 33 ICU admissions.

It comes as both states face a growing health crisis in hospitals and for ambulances, as ramping outside emergency departments grows and staff shortages increase.

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