Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Statistics

RSV surveillance began in Australia through the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) in 2021. It is a highly contagious virus that affects the airways and lungs and spreads easily. While it is generally mild it can cause problems such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia.

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RSV Activity Surveillance & Graph 2024

RSV is a highly contagious virus that affects the airways and lungs and spreads easily. While it is generally mild it can cause problems such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia.

RSV became a notifiable disease in Australia in 2021 and confirmed cases are now recorded in the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

Click on the icon for a graph of current statistics.

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)

Update for 1 July 2024

There have been 110,996 notifications of laboratory confirmed RSV reported to the NNDSS in the year to 1 July.

Total notifications from each state and territory are as follows:

ACT 2,060
NSW 52,471
NT 1,169
QLD 25,809
SA 4,616
TAS 1,031
VIC 21,581
WA 2,259

 

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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System: https://nindss.health.gov.au/pbi-dashboard/

Australian Capital Territory

Reporting period Friday 21 June 2024 to Thursday 27 June 2024 inclusive

Total RSV cases:

  • Reporting period: 147
  • 2024 total: 2,004
  • Rate per 100,000 for reporting period: 31.5
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For more information: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/updates/act-covid-19-statistics

https://www.act.gov.au/directorates-and-agencies/act-health/strategies-programs-and-reports/reports/repiratory-illness-reporting-in-the-act

 

New South Wales

Week ending 22 June 2024

 

Summary:

  • RSV activity, which is still high, is slowly declining.
  • In the past week there was a 6% increase in RSV notifications.
  • Rates of RSV notifications are highest in children under 5 years of age but these rates are decreasing or stabilising.

Queensland

Reporting Period: 1 January – 23 June 2024

  • 24,766 notifications during the reporting period, a 52% increase compared to the same period last year.
  •  7,330 (30%) were children aged less than 2 years.
  • 3,220 (13%) were admitted to hospital, 1,423 (44%) of these were aged less than 2 years.

South Australia

Update week ending 22 June 2024

 

Count of RSV notification during week ending 22 June 2024: 640

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For more information: Communicable Diseases Control Branch

Tasmania

Report for the fortnight ending 23 June 2024

 

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity is currently moderate and stable.

RSV notifications for week ending 23 June: 118

RSV rate*: 20.6

* Notification rate per 100,000 population

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For more information: Respiratory Surveillance Report

Western Australia

Week ending 23 June 2024

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) notifications increased in the past week.

There has been a gradual upward trend in the number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases notified to the Department of Health; cases increased by 36% to 248 cases last week.

In the year to date, the number of RSV notifications, hospitalisations, and deaths* were higher than in the same period in 2023. To date, 14,389 infants have received a dose of RSV immunisation. Notifications were highest in those aged less than 5 years.

Victoria

1 July 2024

Victoria, local public health areas and local government areas surveillance summary report

Total influenza cases (YTD): 21, 615

Page Published: 19 April 2023 | Page Updated: 1 July 2024