The latest news on the current Delta strain outbreak affecting regional NSW and Victoria's Indigenous communities.
- NSW recorded 594 new cases
- Latrobe LGA lockdown lifted as of midnight last night
- Victoria recorded 1420 new locally acquired cases
New South Wales has recorded 594 new cases of community transmission to 8pm last night, and 10 deaths.
The Western NSW Local Health District has recorded 8 new cases — 3 in Orange, 2 in Cowra, 1 in Bathurst, 1 in Narromine and 1 in Wellington.
The Far West Local Health District has recorded just one new case in Broken Hill.
In Victoria there were 1420 new locally acquired cases overnight, and 11 deaths. This brings the total number of active cases in the state to 14,410.
Regional Victoria recorded 80 new cases, including 15 in Greater Shepparton, 10 in Mitchell Shire, 10 in Ballarat, 8 in Latrobe, 7 in Moorabool and 4 in Mildura. This brings the total number of active cases in regional Victoria to 611.
Here's the full breakdown of today's case numbers across regional Victoria's LGAs -
- Ararat - 1
- Ballarat - 10
- Bass Coast - 3
- Baw Baw - 2
- Bendigo - 3
- Corangamite - 1
- Geelong - 7
- Golden Plains - 2
- Latrobe - 8
- Macedon Ranges - 3
- Mildura - 4
- Mitchell Shire - 10
- Moira - 2
- Moorabool - 7
- Moyne - 1
- Shepparton - 15
- Surf Coast - 1
For those in the Shepparton area, drive through COVID testing is available at the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative today, Thursday and Friday from 11am through to 4pm. No appointments required, just drive through to the rear of the centre on Rumbalara Road.
Goulburn Valley Health is also running a dedicated Moderna and second-dose Pfizer vaccination day this Sunday October 10 from 9am until 4pm. It’s a walk-in clinic, so no bookings are essential, and it’s available to everyone aged 12 years and up. That’s Moderna and second-dose Pfizer this Sunday at the McIntosh Centre at the Shepparton Showgrounds.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
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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.
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