The latest news on the current Delta strain outbreak affecting regional NSW and Victoria's Indigenous communities.
- Lockdown restrictions ease across NSW on the first Monday after the 70% double-dose milestone
- Mildura records 36 cases in a single day, one of the highest for regional Victoria
- Pfizer and Moderna now available for Victorians aged over 60
New South Wales recorded 496 new locally acquired cases to 8pm last night, and 8 deaths.
It’s the first day of the lockdown restrictions easing for the fully-vaccinated across the state after crossing the 70% double-dose benchmark last week.
From today in NSW people are allowed up to 10 visitors in their home, up to 30 people at outdoor gatherings, and the reopening of venues such as gyms, hairdressers, retail and indoor dining, all with capacity limits.
QR code check-ins will still be used at venues, and you must be able to provide proof of your vaccination status. Masks are still mandatory in all indoor venues.
The Western NSW Local Health District recorded 13 new cases — 5 in Walgett, 3 in Orange, 2 in Dubbo, 2 in Bourke and 1 in Wellington.
The Far West Local Health District recorded 4 new cases, all of which were in Dareton.
In Victoria there were 1612 new locally acquired cases overnight, and 8 deaths, including a man in his 40s from Port Phillip.
Regional Victoria recorded 122 new cases overnight, including 36 in Mildura, 18 in Baw Baw, 16 in Latrobe, and 15 in Greater Shepparton.
Here's the full breakdown of today's cases across regional Victoria's LGAs -
- Ballarat - 1
- Bass Coast - 1
- Baw Baw - 18
- Bendigo - 6
- Campaspe - 3
- Corangamite - 1
- Geelong - 9
- Hepburn - 1
- Latrobe - 16
- Macedon Ranges - 2
- Mildura - 36
- Mitchell Shire - 6
- Moorabool - 4
- Shepparton - 15
- Strathbogie - 1
- Surf Coast - 2
The 36 new cases in Mildura bring the LGA’s total active cases to 90.
Mallee District Aboriginal Services in Mildura is running Koori-only COVID testing under the water tower there and walk-in vaccinations at the centre on Madden Ave. That’s running today, and we will keep you updated if there are any further plans for more moving forward.
Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley announced that starting today, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will now be available to those aged over 60 at Victorian state vaccination centres. This is due to a large supply of both vaccines, and a strong early uptake by young people over the last month.
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