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COVID-19 update: NSW cases in triple digits, Queensland on high alert

Signs of AstraZeneca and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines outside a doctors surgery in the lower north shore suburb of Lane Cove in Sydney, Monday, July 26, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 26 July 2021.


  • In NSW family gatherings remain a key factor contributing to high numbers.
  • In Victoria easing of restrictions has yet to be finalised.
  • SA confirms the end of lockdown.
  • Queensland is on high alert after a positive case fled Sydney lockdown.

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 145 new locally acquired cases. The number of cases in Fairfield has gone down. Police Commissioner Mick Fuller warned anyone planning on protesting in Sydney during the lockdown will be arrested.  

In the coming days, local pharmacies will be able to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to over 60s, says NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, stressing there is a scarcity of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr Chant urges everyone in the community to get vaccinated. Find here, the list of pharmacies.

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 11 new locally cases. All cases are linked to current Delta variant outbreaks and were in quarantine while infectious. The total number of active cases is 190.

The fifth lockdown is due to end at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 27 July, but authorities say, "nothing has yet been finalised”.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Mandatory face mask restrictions remain in place across South East Queensland. Find here, the list of exposures sites.
  • SA is on track to lift lockdown restrictions on Wednesday, 12:01 am, but some rules will remain in place. 
  • According to the federal health department there are 2117 active COVID-19 cases in Australia.

COVID-19 MYTH:

Healthy young people are not affected by COVID-19. It only harms and kills old or sick people.

COVID-19 FACT:

The virus impacts older people and those with underlying conditions more heavily, but also harms and kills some healthy young people. 


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
Northern Territory

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