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Daily COVID-19 Update 13 October 2021: NSW and Victoria

New South Wales recorded 444 new cases of community transmission, meanwhile Victoria recorded 1571 new locally acquired cases. Source: Getty Images

The latest news on the current Delta strain outbreak affecting regional NSW and Victoria's Indigenous communities.

  • NSW has recorded 444 new locally acquired cases
  • Mitchell Shire LGA will come out of stay-at-home orders at midnight tonight
  • Victoria has reached 60% double-dose vaccination among those aged 16 and over


New South Wales has recorded 444 new cases of community transmission to 8pm last night, and 4 deaths.

There were 78 new cases in the Hunter New England Local Health District, where Indigenous people account for upwards of 20% of the total active cases. Of the 78 new cases there were 22 in the Cessnock LGA, 14 in Lake Macquarie, 14 in Newcastle, 12 in the Mid-Coast, 7 in Port Stephens, 7 in Maitland and 2 in the Tamworth Regional LGA. 

The Western NSW Local Health District recorded 14 new cases — 8 in Walgett, 2 in Collarenebri, 2 in Wellington, 1 in Bathurst and 1 in Orange.

There’s also been sewage detection in Brewarrina, where there are no known active cases, making it especially important for those in the area to go get a COVID test if you’re displaying symptoms.

In the Far West Local Health District there were no new cases recorded yesterday. This leaves the total number of active cases in the district at just 38 — 20 in Broken Hill, 17 in Dareton and 1 in Menindee.

Ten of the thirty motorhomes delivered to Wilcannia by NSW Health last month have now been rerouted to Dareton to act as isolation accommodation there as the 17 known cases recover.


In Victoria there have been 1571 new locally acquired cases to midnight last night, and 13 deaths. Ranging from their 50s through to their 90s, it was the state’s deadliest day of the outbreak to date. 

Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley announced today that Mitchell Shire would have its stay-at-home orders lifted and will be returning to the standard regional Victorian COVID rules as of midnight tonight.

This comes as the state has reached 60% full-vaccination among those aged 16 and over.

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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