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COVID-19 update: NSW again breaks daily case record, regional case numbers in Victoria are growing

Watu wafanya ma.zoezi mjini Sydney, Jumapili, 22 Agosti, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 22 August 2021.

  • NSW records 830 COVID-19 cases and three deaths 
  • 65 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Victoria, with at least 21 linked to the Shepparton outbreak    
  • ACT records 19 new coronavirus cases
  • Queensland records another day of zero new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours 

New South Wales  

NSW sets another daily record with 830 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.  

NSW registered also three more deaths - two men, one in his 60s and one in his 70s, who each had received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and a woman in her 80s who was not vaccinated and was a close contact. The three deaths bring the current outbreak death toll to 71. 

There are currently 550 people in hospital being treated for COVID-19 with 94 people in intensive care.   

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said NSW has registered “extraordinary” levels of vaccination in the past few days. 

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Victoria has recorded 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, out of which 55 are linked to current outbreaks and 10 are under investigation. 

Only 12 cases were in isolation for their full infectious period. 

Of the cases registered today at least 21 are linked to the outbreak in the regional town of Shepparton.  

Victorians woke up this Sunday into a state-wide lockdown.  

Victoria Police reported more than 200 arrests and six police officers injured during the anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne yesterday.  

Find here the list of exposure sites and the list of vaccination centres

Last 24 hours around Australia 

  • ACT has recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases, six within the community while infectious. An ANU student has tested positive but had been in isolation.  
  • Another zero-case day for Queensland with just 39 remaining active cases. 

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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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