COVID-19 Update – Friday 4 March 2022

Published on: 4th March 2022

This is our Auslan COVID-19 update for Friday 4 March 2022, including national and state information.

English transcript:

This is a Deaf Connect (formerly Deaf Services and the Deaf Society) Auslan COVID-19 update for today, Friday 4.3.22. This update will include case number and an update on the mask restrictions.  

A reminder that we have our Community Access team available if you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 and vaccines. All information is in the link in the description.  


NSW records two more deaths.  

There are 1,000 COVID cases in hospital, with 42 of those in intensive care. 


VIC recorded 26 deaths today.  

There are 245 COVID cases in hospital, with 28 of those in intensive care. 

Seven people are on ventilators. 


QLD records 5,446 new cases and 25 currently in ICU.  

Upcoming easing of restrictions in Queensland 

From 6pm AEST Friday 4 March 2022: 

  • Masks will no longer be required indoors, except in healthcare settings, residential aged care, disability accommodation, prisons, public transport, airports and on planes. 
  • Masks will no longer be required in schools, including for staff, students and visitors. 
  • Masks will still be recommended whenever you can’t social distance. 
  • There will be no limit on the number of visitors you can have in your home at one time. 
  • Venues and events will no longer have density limits. 

Until then, current face mask requirements and other public health and social measures remain in effect. 


There are four COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Tasmania, up from three yesterday, and 937 new cases in the latest reporting period. 

There are no new deaths. 

Fourteen people with COVID-19 are in hospital, with 10 of those patients being treated specifically for the virus, up from yesterday. 

Active cases in the state are now up to 5,432. 

From midnight tonight, masks will no longer need to be worn in retail settings in Tasmania.  

And from 5pm next Friday, masks will no longer be required in restaurants and cafes, large outdoor events and offices.  

Staff in retail and hospitality will need to continue wearing masks. 


There are 35 people in hospital with the virus in Canberra, including two patients in intensive care and one requiring ventilation. 

There are no new deaths. 

The ACT has recorded 794 new cases. 


State and territory COVID-19 information:

QLD: click here
NSW: click here
NT: click here
ACT: click here
SA: click here
WA: click here
TAS: click here
VIC: click here

Virtual Deaf support for COVID-19: click here

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