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COVID-19 update: From north to south residents in regional NSW urged to get tested, Victoria sets new record with daily case numbers

People are seen arriving at the South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre, at Macquarie Fields, Sydney, Friday, September 24, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 25 September 2021.

  • Across regional NSW, fragments of the virus detected in areas with no known cases
  • Victoria now has 7611 active cases
  • ACT records 32 new locally acquired cases

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,007 new locally acquired cases, with 522 from South Western and Western Sydney. Eleven people have died, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in this current outbreak to 288 and 344 in total since the pandemic.

Fragments of the virus have been detected in sewage samples from Tamworth in northeast NSW, Dareton and Balranald in Far Western NSW, Oberon in the Central West, Dungog in the Hunter, and Eden on the South Coast.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria has recorded 847 new locally acquired cases, with 79 per cent aged under 50. One person has died.

Melburnians will have to wait a little longer for restrictions to ease, with Victoria set to miss its first COVID-19 roadmap target this weekend. The state is 3.7 per cent shy of reaching 80 per cent first dose vaccination coverage for those aged over 16.

Authorities urge everyone to stay at home during tonight’s AFL grand final.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Last 24 hours around Australia

  • Queensland records one new community case in home quarantine linked to the Sunnybank cluster as the number of close contacts in quarantine surpasses 2,000.

 

 

Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:

NSW Travel & transport and Quarantine
VIC Travel permitOverseas travellers and Quarantine
ACT Transport and Quarantine
NT Travel and Quarantine
QLD Travel and Quarantine
SA Travel and Quarantine
TAS Travel and Quarantine
WA Travel and Quarantine

If you want to travel overseas, you may be able to apply online for an exemption. Click here for more information about the conditions to leave Australia. There are temporary measures for international flights that are regularly reviewed by the government and updated on the Smart Traveller website.



Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:

COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary
Appointment Reminder Tool.


Testing clinics in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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