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COVID-19 update: NSW authorities urge people to get vaccinated as case numbers grow

The media surround NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at a press conference to provide a COVID-19 update in Sydney. Friday, August 6, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 6 August 2021.

  • Patients in intensive care predominantly unvaccinated in NSW
  • New cases in Victoria were in community while infectious
  • Over 300 pharmacies join Queensland’s vaccination program

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 292 new locally acquired cases, with at least 48 in the community while infectious. Another death has been recorded, with an unvaccinated woman dying in her 60s in southwest Sydney.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces greater police presence to ensure compliance with public health orders in the Canterbury-Bankstown area, where the biggest spike in numbers has been noted.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant says that out of the 50 people in intensive care, 44 are not vaccinated while the rest had received their first dose.

NSW authorities urge everyone to get vaccinated. Find here the list of vaccination clinics.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded six new locally acquired cases, out of which two were announced on 5 August.

All six cases are linked to previously reported Delta infections but were not in quarantine while infectious.

Yesterday's lockdown was sparked by two separate chains of transmission, dubbed the Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong outbreaks.

Find here the list of exposure sites.

Queensland

Queensland has recorded 10 new locally acquired cases, all linked to the existing cluster.

More than 330 community pharmacies are now delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to Queenslanders.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young says it's still too early to say whether southeast Queensland's lockdown will end on 8 August.

 

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 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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