This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 9 October 2021.
- NSW nears 90 per cent single vaccination target but premier warns cases could rise as restrictions set to ease
- Residents in regional Mildura in Victoria enter lockdown
- Investigations continue in NSW after a new strain of Delta variant
Victoria has recorded 1,965 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and five deaths.
The state now has more than 17,000 active coronavirus cases, with 538 people in hospital, 117 in ICU and 83 people on a ventilator.
Residents in regional Mildura have entered a new seven-day lockdown.
57 per cent of Victorians are now fully vaccinated while 85 per cent have received their first dose.
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New South Wales
New South Wales recorded 580 new locally acquired cases and 11 deaths as the state nears its 90 per cent first-dose vaccination target. 182 people are in hospital and 163 in intensive care.
Premier Dominic Perrottet says daily case numbers and hospitalisations could increase as Greater Sydney emerges out of lockdown on Monday.
Investigations are also continuing into a new "strain" of the Delta variant, linked to a person who returned from overseas.
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Last 24 hours around Australia
- Queensland records no cases of COVID-19.
The ACT has recorded 25 new cases, 12 are linked and the rest are under investigation.
- Australians with severely compromised immune systems will be offered a third coronavirus jab to maximise protection against the deadly virus.
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 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
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.
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: