This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 25 August 2021.
- Case numbers in NSW are on the rise again
- Young Victorians among the most affected by COVID-19
- ACT expands its COVID-19 response workforce
- Queensland pauses its hotel quarantine program
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 919 new locally acquired cases, with at least 37 cases in the community while infectious. Two people have died.
Guildford, Auburn, Merrylands, Greystanes, Granville, Punchbowl, Yagoona and Blacktown remain the suburbs of concern. Meanwhile, the virus fragments have been detected at the sewage treatment plants in Bateau Bay, Toukley and Merimbula.
Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant says there are currently 113 cases in intensive care out of which 98 are unvaccinated.
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Victoria has recorded 45 new locally acquired cases, with 28 cases in the community while infectious.
Health Minister Martin Foley says that out of 538 active cases, more than half are under 30, including 114 aged under nine.
People aged 16 and 17 can access Pfizer, while 18-39 can now receive either AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine. AstraZeneca is the only option for those aged 60 and over.
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Australian Capital Territory
The territory has recorded 9 new locally acquired cases bringing the total number of active cases to 176.
Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith says enrolled nurses, student nurses and student midwives will be inducted and trained to give COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of expected increases in vaccine supply.
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Last 24 hours around Australia
- Queensland is pausing arrivals from New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT until Wednesday 8 September because of pressure on hotel quarantine.
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 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
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.
- 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: