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COVID-19 update: NSW Premier says the state’s hospital system can cope with a likely peak in case numbers

NSW Ambulances park in the receiving bay for the Emergency Department at the Blacktown Hospital in Sydney, Thursday, August 26, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Bianca De March

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

  • In NSW, 40.8 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated
  • Victoria announces new program for people in rental distress
  • ACT reduces AstraZeneca interval to between four to eight weeks
  • In Queensland the number of GPs administrating Pfizer set to grow

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,281 new locally acquired cases, with 831 in Sydney's west and south west. Five people have died. 

Premier Berejiklian says the modelling shows hospitalisations will peak after the state records 70 per cent vaccinations, but it will not impact the easing of restrictions. There are currently 177 COVID patients in intensive care, 67 of whom require ventilation.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 246 new locally acquired cases, with 121 linked to known outbreaks. 

Housing Minister Richard Wynne has announced a new program for renters paying more than 30 per cent of income in rent, and landlords who have lost 20 per cent or more of their income in rent.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 11 new locally acquired cases, with at least seven in the community while infections. 

Canberrans can now bring forward their second AstraZeneca appointments using the MyDHR portal or by phone on (02) 5124 7700 between 7.00am and 7.00pm. 

Click here to book your vaccination appointment.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • In Queensland, 341 general practitioners are administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with another 642 joining the program over the next few weeks.
  • Almost 500,000 Pfizer doses secured under a vaccine swap deal with the UK arrived in Sydney on Sunday, 6 September.

 

 

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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