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COVID-19 Update: Victoria breaks national records, as NSW premier warns cases could rise

Healthcare worker Brandon Nguyen is seen working at a drive-through Covid19 testing facility in Melbourne, Friday, October 8, 2021. Source: AAP

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 9 October 2021.

Key points:

  • NSW nears 90 per cent single vaccination target but premier warns cases could rise as restrictions set to ease
  • Residents in regional Mildura in Victoria enter lockdown
  • Investigations continue in NSW after a new strain of Delta variant

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 1,965 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and five deaths.

The state now has more than 17,000 active coronavirus cases, with 538 people in hospital, 117 in ICU and 83 people on a ventilator.

57 per cent of Victorians are now fully vaccinated while 85 per cent have received their first dose. 

Find a vaccination centre near you.

New South Wales  

New South Wales recorded 580 new locally acquired cases and 11 deaths as the state nears its 90 per cent first-dose vaccination target.  182 people are in hospital and 163 in intensive care.

Premier Dominic Perrottet says daily case numbers and hospitalisations could increase as Greater Sydney emerges out of lockdown on Monday.

Investigations are also continuing into a new "strain" of the Delta variant, linked to a person who returned from overseas.

Click to book your vaccine appointment today. 

Last 24 hours around Australia

  • Queensland records no cases of COVID-19.
  • The ACT has recorded 25 new cases, 12 are linked and the rest are under investigation. 

  • Australians with severely compromised immune systems will be offered a third coronavirus jab to maximise protection against the deadly virus.

 

 

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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