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COVID-19 update: NSW Premier warns the worst is yet to come as the state marks the deadliest day of the pandemic

People are seen exercising outdoor at Parramatta park in Sydney, Friday, September 3, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 3 September 2021.

  • NSW sees almost 1,000 COVID patients in hospitals
  • In Victoria, 50,000 AstraZeneca bookings are available
  • ACT places a twelve-week moratorium on evictions for rent

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 1,431 new locally acquired cases, and 12 deaths as Premier Berejiklian warns the state's Delta crisis is still likely to deepen in the coming weeks.

There are now 979 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, including 160 in intensive care and 63 on ventilators. Health authorities are anticipating cases would rise in the next fortnight.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 208 new locally acquired cases, with 96 linked to known outbreaks. One man in his 60s died. 

Premier Andrews says the priority vaccine program for Year 12 students will start next Tuesday 7 September, while 12-year-olds will become the next cohort prioritised for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Find a vaccination centre near you.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT has recorded 18 new locally acquired cases, with 15 in the community while infections. 

The government placed a twelve-week moratorium on evictions for rent arrears for tenants in financial distress due to a loss of income or working hours due to lockdown.

Click here to book your vaccination appointment.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • From Monday 6 September, Queensland will have 680 rooms available in hotel quarantine after the state paused arrivals due to hotel capacity issues.  
  • Despite being a priority group just over 20 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 16 are fully vaccinated.
  • Acting Premier Jeremy Rockliff announced mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers in Tasmania.

 

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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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