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 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 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:
VIC Travel permit, Overseas 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
- News and information over 60 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
- Relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania.
- Information about the COVID-19 vaccine in your language.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: