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COVID-19 update: NSW and VIC record highest daily numbers in current Delta outbreak

Prahran Market is undergoing a deep clean after it was revealed a customer, who tested positive for COVID-19, visited on July 17 between 9.40am and 11.15am. Source: AAP Image/James Ross

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 22 July 2021


  • Premier warns COVID-19 numbers in NSW are expected to rise.
  • Prahran Market in Melbourne’s inner south-east has been declared a Tier-1 exposure site.
  • There are now 71 exposure sites in Adelaide.
  • In Tasmania, a man in his 40s has died after receiving his first dose of AstraZeneca.

New South Wales 

New South Wales has reported 124 new locally acquired cases, with up to 87 infectious while in the community. 30 cases detected from the Fairfield local government area. 

From Friday 23 July, health and aged care workers who live in Canterbury-Bankstown will be required to get a COVID-19 test every three days in order to leave their local government area for work.

Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map. The current lockdown will be extended until 11:59 pm on Friday, 30 July.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 26 new local cases, its highest daily total this year. The current total number of active cases in the state is 146.

Some 18,000 primary close contacts are self-isolating across the state, while the number of exposure sites has grown to more than 380.

Find here, the locations of the cases in a list or a map. The current lockdown will be extended until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 27 July. 

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • South Australia has recorded two new cases, bringing the state's total for the current outbreak to 14.

  • Queensland will close its border to the rest of New South Wales from Friday, 23 July. 

  • A Tasmanian man in his 40s, a confirmed case of thrombocytopenia syndrome, has died after receiving his first dose of AstraZeneca.


The Eid al Adha (“Festival of the Sacrifice”) finishes on Friday, 23 July. It is important to protect yourself and others during prayers by: 

  • choosing to pray at home 
  • cancelling large gatherings
  • wearing your mask
  • using your own prayer rug

Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

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

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 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service's translated:
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
orthern Territory

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