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Daily COVID-19 Update 7 October 2021: NSW and Victoria

New South Wales recorded 587 new cases of community transmission, meanwhile Victoria recorded 1638 new locally acquired cases. Source: Getty Images

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

  • An Aboriginal man in his 50s has passed away with COVID in regional NSW
  • NSW eligible Indigenous population just 54% fully vaccinated as state reaches 70% milestone
  • Regional Victoria records triple digit daily case numbers, with 11 in Shepparton


An Aboriginal man in his 50s has passed away overnight in the town of Wellington in Western NSW. He was being treated for COVID at Wellington Health Service, and he was fully vaccinated.

New South Wales has crossed over the 70% double-dose vaccination rate overnight, the first milestone on the state’s roadmap out of lockdown.

However, when looking at the double-dose rate for the state’s Indigenous population, it sits at just under 54%, lagging by over 16%.

The state has recorded 587 new cases of community transmission to 8pm last night, and 8 deaths, including a man in his 20s who passed away in his home in Western Sydney.

The Western NSW Local Health District recorded 7 new cases — 3 in Bourke, 2 in Dubbo, 1 in Wellington and 1 in Walgett.

The Far West Local Health District recorded 2 new cases, both in Broken Hill.

Several LGAs have had their lockdowns extended until next Monday October 11. These are the Oberon and Snowy Monaro LGAs, as well as the towns of Menindee and Sunset Strip in the Central Darling Shire LGA.


In Victoria there were 1638 new locally acquired cases recorded overnight, and a further 2 deaths. This brings the state’s total active cases to 15,074.

Regional Victoria recorded 115 new cases, including 17 in Mitchell Shire, 16 in Geelong, 15 in Latrobe, 11 in Mount Alexander, 11 in Baw Baw and 11 in Shepparton.

Here's the full breakdown of today's cases across regional Victoria's LGAs -

  • Ballarat - 8
  • Baw Baw - 11
  • Bendigo - 5
  • Campaspe - 1
  • East Gippsland - 1
  • Geelong - 16
  • Latrobe - 15
  • Macedon Ranges - 5
  • Mildura - 4
  • Mitchell Shire - 17
  • Moorabool - 5
  • Mount Alexander - 11
  • Moyne - 1
  • Murrindindi - 1
  • Shepparton - 11
  • South Gippsland - 2
  • Surf Coast - 1

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:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory 

Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

South Australia 
Western Australia 
Northern Territory

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