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COVID-19 update: NSW case numbers remains “too high” as 50 per cent of adults receives their first dose

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This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 15 August 2021.

  • Five million people got their first vaccine dose in NSW
  • Additional vaccination bookings available in Victoria
  • Two new locally acquired cases in ACT, and zero in QLD
  • One million extra doses of Pfizer due to arrive in Australia tonight
New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 415 new locally acquired cases and four deaths. At least 35 cases were in the community while infectious.

Suburbs with the highest number of new cases are Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Merion, Maryland, Orban and Guildford.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the government is looking for “opportunities” for vaccinated people to gain some freedoms from September as the state records 50 per cent of the partially vaccinated adult population. 

Find here the list of vaccination clinics.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 25 new locally acquired cases, out of which four are not linked to known outbreaks. Thirteen cases were in the community while infectious.

Premier Daniel Andrews says a further 84,000 bookings will be made available on the government website today. 

Find here the list of vaccination centres.

Last 24 hours around Australia 
  • Queensland records zero new locally acquired cases and deploys extra police to the NSW border.
  • The ACT records two new locally acquired case, out of which one is a mystery case.
  • The Federal Government has secured one million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in addition to the 40 million Australia has already contracted.

 

 SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AUSTRALIAN IMMUNISATION REGISTER, ABS

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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