This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 3 August 2021.
- NSW aims to vaccinate 6 million people by the end of August.
- Queensland's active cases climb to 47.
- Victoria records four new cases.
- Federal Government offers additional COVID support payment.
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 199 new locally acquired cases, with at least 50 in the community while infectious.
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant reminds people not to visit the eight local government areas unless absolutely necessary.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants the state to record 6 million jabs by the end of August. So far, 3.9 million doses have been administered.
Queensland has recorded 16 new locally acquired cases, all linked to the existing cluster.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young appeals to residents from the 11 local government areas to stay at home and get tested as soon as they notice any symptoms.
Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski says police so far have issued 70 infringement notices and arrested 21 people who did not comply with public health orders.
Last 24 hours around Australia
Victoria has recorded four new locally acquired cases, all linked to existing outbreaks and were in quarantine while infectious.
- Those who have lost at least 8 hours of work due to state public health orders are eligible for COVID-19 Disaster Payment in addition to their regular payment. Claims for this additional support open today.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
VIC Travel permit, Overseas 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
- News and information over 60 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
- Relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania.
- Information about the COVID-19 vaccine in your language.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: