COVID-19 update: Victoria cases surge over 2000, as NSW gears for further relaxations

Having surpassed the 70 per cent double-dose vaccination milestone, visitors are seen at the reopening of the Sea Life Aquarium at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Source: AAP Image/DAN HIMBRECHTS

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 14 October 2021.


  • Victorian tally of daily cases crosses the 2000 mark
  • NSW announces further rebates for businesses
  • TGA to consider corona vaccines for children aged between five and 11

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 2,297 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths. 90 per cent of those hospitalised were not fully vaccinated.

Premier Daniel Andrews said that the case numbers will become less relevant once the state hits the 70 per cent double vaccination mark.

It may hit that target ahead of indicative date of 26 October, potentially ending Melbourne's long-running sixth lockdown.

The premier also said that a week-long trend is not enough to say if they have hit the peak or not.

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New South Wales  

New South Wales recorded 406 new locally acquired cases and six deaths.

The state has announced two additional Dine and Discover vouchers valid until June 2022. An additional $66 million has been dedicated to encouraging open air-style dining.

“We want our businesses to be free and flourish,” Premier Dominic Perrottet said.

91.1 per cent of NSW residents of age 16 and above have received their first dose of vaccination and 76.5 per cent are fully inoculated.

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ACT

The ACT has recorded 46 new cases of which 30 are linked to known cases.

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Last 24 hours around Australia

  • Queensland recorded no cases of COVID-19.
  • The national vaccination rate amongst First Nations people remains low. 57.5 per cent of the eligible population from the community has received their first dose and just over 42 per cent have been fully vaccinated.
  • Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said that the vaccine for 5-11 year old children would have to be approved both by Therapeutic Goods Administration and vaccine advisory body, ATAGI.
 

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:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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