This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 1 August 2021.
- NSW authorities push towards 80 per cent rate vaccination.
- The total number of Delta cases in Queensland is 18.
- Victoria’s four new cases are linked to existing outbreaks.
- Over forty per cent of Australians over 16 have received the first vaccination.
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 239 new locally acquired cases with at least 61 people infectious in the community for either whole, or part, of the incubation period. More than half of new cases have an unknown source of infection.
NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty says out of 54 people in intensive care, 49 were not vaccinated.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the state government would be adopting the national cabinet aim for between 70 and 80 per cent of vaccinations in the adult population.
Find here the list of vaccination clinics.
Queensland has recorded nine new locally acquired cases, the highest number of community cases in over a year.
Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young says, “the cases are rapidly escalating”, and she urges community members to get tested.
Eleven local government areas in South East Queensland are under a three-day lockdown and are now considered national hotspots, qualifying for financial assistance.
Find here the list of exposure sites.
Last 24 hours around Australia
Victoria has recorded four new locally acquired cases, all linked to existing outbreaks and all in quarantine while infectious.
New figures show more than forty per cent of Australians over 16 have now at least received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
VIC Travel permit, Overseas 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
- 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.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: