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COVID-19 update: NSW hits new record of cases, Victoria to reach vaccination target earlier than expected

NSW Police and Australian Defence Force personnel at Olympic Park, Sydney. Source: AAP/ DAN HIMBRECHTS

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 4 September 2021.

  • NSW reports a new high record of COVID-19 case
  • Victoria records 190 cases as vaccination rates ramp up
  • ACT to reach 70 per cent first-dose vaccination this weekend
  • SA Health lists two pubs as Tier 1 exposure sites
New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,533 new locally acquired cases, and four deaths, with 173 people with the virus in intensive care units and 62 on ventilators.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard says 72 per cent of eligible NSW residents have now received their first dose, and just under 40 per cent are fully vaccinated. Authorities are calling on police and emergency workers from 12 LGAs of concern to get vaccinated this weekend,

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 190 new local cases, with 103 linked to known outbreaks. Sources of 87 infections remain under investigation.

As the state is expected to reach 70 per cent first-dose vaccination earlier than expected, Jobs Minister Martin Pakula announced an extension of business support programs

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for children 12 over.
  • The ACT recorded 32 new local cases, with 19 infectious in the community. The territory set to reach the 70 per cent first-dose milestone this weekend.
  • Queensland recorded one new locally acquired case, who is a four-year-old girl announced yesterday.
  • SA Health says two pubs in Adelaide’s north were visited by an NSW truck driver who later tested positive to COVID-19. Anyone who attended must self-isolate for 14 days along with their household contacts.

 

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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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