COVID-19 Pandemic-Victorian Lockdowns-Timeline and Key Dates (Part 2)

August 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

 

This blog is continued from the previous report on the State of Victoria in general and Australia's lockdowns and key dates. To read Part one, from the start of the pandemic please click here.  
 

Our info sources are SKY NEWS / ABC / DHHS Victoria / NSW Health / QLD Health.

August 11 2021-( Day 47  ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian says NSW's COVID crisis is likely to get worse as the state records 344 new cases ( 6189 total for current outbreak )with at least 65 being infectious while in the community.119,256 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours. NSW recorded 2 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 34 for the current outbreak ) 312 in hospital , 62 in ICU (57 not vaccinated ), 29 on Ventilators. Dubbo will enter a lockdown at 1pm today.

Daily Confirmed Cases Daily Count for NSW.

August 11 2021-Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed Melbourne will spend another week in lockdown, warning if restrictions were eased now the state could rapidly find itself battling a similar outbreak to New South Wales. Victoria has recorded 20 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 out of 41,571 test results processed on Tuesday.Five of the cases have not yet been linked to current outbreaks. The number of exposure sites has grown to 290.

Read the Statement from the Premiers Office 


Daily Confirmed Cases Daily Count for Victoria.
 

August 12 2021 -Victoria has recorded 21 new local COVID-19 cases as Melbourne's western suburbs continue to see a rise in infections.Of the new cases, 17 have been linked and 15 were in isolation while infectious. The other four cases are under investigation. There were 45,408 tests returned in the 24 hours up until midnight on Wednesday and 25,418 vaccinations administered.Victoria announced a 367M support package with over 100,000 businesses to receive support.

August 12 2021-( Day 48 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian says NSW's COVID crisis is likely to get worse as the state records 345 new cases ( 6534 total for current outbreak )with at least 57 being infectious while in the community.152,000 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours. NSW recorded 2 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 36 for the current outbreak )374 in hospital ,62 in ICU ,29 on Ventilators. Bayside, Strathfield and Burwood are LGA's Of interest and will enter harsher lockdown restrictions.7 deaths are now linked to the Liverpool hospital during the current outbreak.

August 12 2021- The ACT will go into lockdown for seven days from 5:00pm today, after the territory recorded a positive case of COVID-19.ACT Health said a man in his 20s from Gungahlin had tested positive to the virus and had been infectious in the community.But the statement said the source of the infection was unknown, with multiple exposure sites listed.The government said the new case represented the "most serious public health risk" the ACT had faced for 12 months.It had previously been 105 days since the last case in the ACT —a diplomat in quarantine — and over a year since the last locally acquired case.It will be the first time the ACT has entered a lockdown of this nature since the early days of the pandemic.

August 13 2021-Victoria has recorded 15 new local cases, eight of whom were in quarantine during their infectious period,but four are not yet linked to current outbreaks. The number of mystery cases in Melbourne's outbreak has surged to eight, after four more unlinked infections were recorded on Thursday. There were 40,737 test results processed on Thursday and 27,427 vaccine doses were administered at state-run sites.South Melbourne Market and a St Kilda Chinese restaurant are among more than 400 places listed as exposure sites in Victoria.

August 13 2021-ACT chief minister Andrew Bar ACT reported 4 new cases ( 5 in total )of COVID-19 as Canberra wakes up to the first full day of a seven-day lockdown, schools across the ACT sit virtually empty and businesses brace for a huge economic impact. Canberrans must stay at home except for a few essential reasons and, unless parents or guardians are unable to care for students, they cannot go to school. Over 2000 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

August 13 2021-Queensland has recorded seven new community cases of COVID-19, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.All cases were in home quarantine and linked to the Delta outbreak, which started at the Indooroopilly State High School, in Brisbane's west.Ms Palaszczuk said one of the positive results was linked to a Japanese class at St Aidan's, in the Brisbane suburb of Corinda. There are 158 active cases in the state after 35,503 tests in the past 24 hours.Out of those tests, 4,266 were in Cairns, where lockdown lifted earlier this week.

August 13 2021-( Day 49 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that  NSW recorded  390 new cases of COVID-19 ( 6924 total for current outbreak )with at least 60 being infectious while in the community. Over 128,000 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale ( NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer ) announced that NSW recorded 2 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 38 for the current outbreak ) 391 in hospital ,63 in ICU .(55 not vaccinated ),30 on Ventilators.Over 105,000 vaccinations in the last 24hours.

August 14 2021-Victoria has recorded 21 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as contact tracers race to find the source of mystery cases driving the outbreak. The Health Department says 10 people were in the community while infectious and 11 were in quarantine for the duration of their infectious periods.The new cases were found from 33,675 test results processed on Friday.All of the new infections are linked to the current outbreaks.Victoria has 3 people in Hospital with 1 in ICU.

August 14 2021-QLD-Health Minister Yvette D'Ath announced that QLD recorded 6 new locally Acquired cases of COVID-19.All six local cases are linked to the Indooroopilly cluster. All cases have not spent any time in the community during their infectious period.

August 14 2021-Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan is further tightening its border restrictions for people arriving from New South Wales, requiring they show proof of having had least one COVID-19 vaccination. Under the new restrictions, due to take effect next Tuesday, travellers will also need to prove a negative coronavirus test result from the previous 72 hours.It comes as NSW recorded 390 new COVID-19 cases in the community, its highest daily number of infections yet.The new requirements imposed on travellers from NSW will also apply for people arriving from all states and territories deemed "high risk" going forward.

August 14 2021-Updated in late afternoon - The entire state of NSW will go into a snap seven day lockdown starting from 5pm today in a bid to curb the escalating COVID-19 crisis.The lockdown was announced this afternoon by Deputy Premier John Barilaro via Twitter and then confirmed by NSW Health."To minimise movement and protect our communities from the evolving COVID situation in Sydney, stay-at-home orders will be introduced for all of Regional NSW from 5pm tonight," Mr Barilaro tweeted.
Read the Statement for NSW Health

11am update - (Day 50 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian described today as the "most concerning day" for the state, as she announced that NSW recorded 466 new cases of COVID-19 ( 7390 total for current outbreak )with at least 68 being infectious while in the community. Over 129,352 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy McNaulty ( NSW Health ) announced that NSW recorded 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 42 for the current outbreak ) 378 in hospital , 64 in ICU ,29 on Ventilators.Armidale lockdown extended for another 7 days.Greater Sydney residents will need a permit to leave the region, under a swathe of new rules to tighten the state's lockdown laws. The new rules were agreed upon during a crisis meeting of the NSW Cabinet on Friday afternoon, and also include a restriction on people using their holiday homes.Under that rule, people from Greater Sydney are not allowed to travel to their second homes, except under special circumstances, such as maintenance, and only one person will be able to attend.

From Monday, anyone who needs to isolate while awaiting COVID-19 test results will receive a special $320 payment. The Victorian government introduced a similar $450 payment during its second-wave lockdown last year to discourage people from working while waiting on test results.Tightened restrictions now also apply to people in Greater Sydney's 12 local government areas of concern (Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and parts of Penrith).People in those areas who are taking part in a singles bubble will need to register the name of their single buddy.The nominated pair must also live within five kilometres of each other.Residents in those areas are only allowed to leave their LGA for essential work. Exercise will be limited to 5KM from you home..Fines have been increased to $5000 for a Quarantine breach and $3000 for an exercise rule breach with NSW police boosting compliance operations across the state.

August 15 2021 - Victoria has recorded 25 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the virus spreads into more parts of Melbourne.Of the new infections, 21 are linked to known cases and four are under investigation.The Department of Health said 12 people were in quarantine for their entire infectious periods. The remaining 13 were in the community while infectious.The positive results came from 32,286 tests processed on Saturday.

August 15 2021 - ( Day 51 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 415 new cases of COVID-19 ( 7805 total for current outbreak )with at least 66 being infectious while in the community. Over 129,352 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant  NSW Chief Health officer announced that NSW recorded 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 48 for the current outbreak )381 in hospital ,62 in ICU ,24 on Ventilators.

August 15 2021 - Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one case detected in hotel quarantine.."Well done Queensland, that's a perfect way to start a Sunday," Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. While she said it was a fantastic result, Ms Palaszczuk said Queensland was by no means "out of the woods yet".

August 15 2021 - The ACT has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of active cases in Canberra to nine. The territory is in the midst of a seven-day lockdown, after an initial case — a man in his 20s — was reported on Thursday.One of the new cases announced today is another man in his 20s, who has no known links to any of the other eight positive cases.The second case is linked to Fiction nightclub — a close contact exposure site visited by the initial case.

August 16 2021A 9pm to 5am curfew, will be in place in Metro Melbourne from 11.59 tonight.
Read the Table of Restrictions PDF 
An angry Victorian Premier Dan Andrews  slammed the "s***ty" choices of a family accused of hosting an illegal engagement party.Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday announced the extension, as well as a raft of tougher restrictions.A 9pm to 5am curfew, which was in place during the state's second wave last year, will return from 11.59pm on Monday, while permits for work will be reintroduced and playgrounds closed.Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the suite of measures was needed to ensure COVID-19 cases did not spiral out of control. announced Melbourne will remain in lockdown for a further two weeks ( until 02 September ) effective from 11.59 tonight.Victoria has recorded 22 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 14 of whom were in quarantine during their infectious period.Contact tracers have linked 17 of the new cases to current outbreaks.The results were detected from 29,986 test results processed on Sunday, when 19,880 vaccination doses were delivered at state-run sites.Melbourne's Delta outbreak has continued to spread, with several new clusters emerging despite nearly a fortnight of lockdown.


August 16 2021 -( Day 52 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW rates of community transmission were disturbingly high as NSW recorded 478 new cases of COVID-19 ( 8283 total for current outbreak )with at least 91 being infectious while in the community. Over 156,495 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant  NSW Chief Health officer announced that NSW recorded 7 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 56 for the current outbreak )391 in hospital ,66 in ICU , 28 on Ventilators.


August 16 2021 -The Northern Territory has a recorded one new case of COVID-19, a man in his 30s who spent time in the community while infectious.NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced a snap three-day lockdown for Darwin and the Katherine region from midday today to limit possible spread."We are in lockdown until midday Thursday," he said."The positive case is a man in his 30s, who travelled to the Northern Territory for legitimate work purposes on Thursday the 12th of August.

August 16 2021 -Act Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced that the lockdown in the ACT would be extended for another two weeks after recording 19 new cases of community transmission with a total of 28 active cases.

August 17 2021 -Victoria has recorded24 new COVID-19 cases as Melbourne awakes to a strict curfew, seemingly winding the clock back to 2020.Of the 24 new cases, 14 were in isolation throughout their infectious period, meaning 10 were infectious in the community.In total, 21 of the 24 new cases have been linked to the current outbreak, with three under investigation.There were 31,519 tests returned and 25,742 vaccinations administered.

August 17 2021-( Day 53 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 452 new cases of COVID-19 ( 8735 total for current outbreak )with at least 101 being infectious while in the community. Over 151,767 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy Mcanulty from NSW Health announced that NSW recorded 1 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 57 for the current outbreak ) 447 in hospital ,69 in ICU , 24 on Ventilators.

August 17 2021-ACT records 17 new cases of COVID-19, It brings the total number of active cases in the territory to 45.None of those 45 cases are hospitalised.Canberrans broke a testing record with 7,380 being conducted yesterday.

August 18 2021-Victoria has recorded 24 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 18 of whom were in quarantine while infectious.Contact tracers have linked 20 of the cases to existing clusters in Melbourne's Delta outbreak.Victoria processed 39,832 test results on Tuesday and delivered 27,173 vaccine doses at state-run sites.Melbourne's lockdown, which will run until September 2, has been tightened further with the cancellation of late-night weekend public transport.

August 18 2021-( Day 54 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 633 new cases of COVID-19 ( 9,368 total for current outbreak )with at least 92 being infectious while in the community. Over 102,749 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 3 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 60 for the current outbreak ). 462 in hospital , 77  in ICU , 25 on Ventilators. Of the new cases, 224 are from the South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 216 are from Western Sydney LHD, 54 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD and 52 are from Sydney LHD. Asked if the statewide lockdown was likely to continue beyond this weekend, Deputy Premier John Barilaro said it was "a 50/50 call".The Premier said there was particular concern about the virus spreading in the Sydney suburbs of Merrylands, Guildford, Auburn, Greenacre, St Marys and Strathfield.

August 18 2021-The ACT has recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases in the territory to 67. There are now more than 10,500 self-identified close contacts, and more than 190 contact locations in Canberra. Overnight the ACT's exposure location list expanded to include three more schools. Chief Minister Andrew Barr says since the lockdown began, 25,000 tests have been conducted — equivalent to about six per cent of the ACT's population.

August 19 2021-
Today marks an unpleasant milestone for Melburnians — it's the 200th day lived under lockdown restrictions.For many of us, the sequence of those days is just a fuzzy memory, smudged into the 17-month pandemic rollercoaster we've endured.
Victoria has recorded 57 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 44 of whom were quarantined while infectious. Contact tracers have linked 54 of the cases back to the state's outbreak.Victoria processed 49,607 test results on Wednesday and delivered 27,581 vaccine doses at state-run sites.There are nearly 15,000 primary close contacts in quarantine, and Health Minister Martin Foley yesterday foreshadowed a jump in numbers as people returned their day-13 tests.Authorities are increasingly concerned by the number of mystery cases being identified around St Kilda, Middle Park and Caulfield, in Melbourne's inner south-east.

August 19 2021 - ( Day 55 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 681 new cases of COVID-19 ( 10,049 total for current outbreak )with at least 68 being infectious while in the community. Over 110,000 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 1 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 61 for the current outbreak ). 474 in hospital , 82 in ICU , 25 on Ventilators. 

August 19 2021- The ACT has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases — including one linked to a childcare centre, taking the total number of active cases in Canberra to 83. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr confirmed that expanding list of contact locations meant more than 21,000 people were now in quarantine in the territory.He also confirmed that nine of the 83 cases were under investigation as they are not currently linked to known cases.Of those who have tested positive so far, 43 per cent of cases are in people aged 17 or younger, while 46 per cent are aged between 18 and 44.

August 20 2021-Victoria has recorded 55 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 25 of whom were quarantined during their infectious period, including one case in Shepparton ( regional ).Contact tracers have identified the source of infection for 49 of the cases.Health authorities say testing and vaccination numbers are being verified and will be available shortly.There are more than 530 exposure sites listed in Victoria. Around 1,700 tests were taken across St Kilda sites on Thursday, as authorities try to understand the chains of transmission connecting a concerning number of mystery cases from the area.Health authorities have asked anyone who lives, works or spends time in St Kilda and surrounding areas from Middle Park to North Caulfield to get tested.48273 test were conducted in the last 24 hours.Victoria has 15 in hospital with 6 in ICU and 1 on a ventilator..

August 20 2021-( Day 56 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 644 new cases of COVID-19 ( 10,693 total for current outbreak )with at least 71 being infectious while in the community. Over 127,590  tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 65 for the current outbreak ). 470 in hospital , 80 in ICU , 28 on Ventilators. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that Greater Sydney lockdown would be extended to September 30 and a Curfew from 9pm to 5am from Monday for 12 selected LGA,s and areas of concern. From midnight on Monday, August 23, people in Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Strathfield must stay home between 9:00pm and 5:00am.It will also be mandatory for everyone to wear a mask while outside their home in NSW from midnight on Monday, unless they are exercising.In Sydney's LGAs of concern, people may only exercise outdoors for one hour per day from Monday. NSW Police have also been granted additional powers to enforce the new curfew restrictions, including being able to designate a person to self-isolate for two weeks.


August 20 2021-The ACT has recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases overnight, bringing the total number of cases to 94.ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said 11 of those new cases were linked to known cases, while the 12th was still being investigated.There were 6,804 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, and Mr Barr said waiting times for tests had improved significantly.There are 20,372 Canberrans in quarantine, among them both close and casual contacts of positive cases.

August 21 2021-Regional Victoria will go into lockdown at 1:00pm today in response to a growing number of cases emerging in Shepparton, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced. The change means there will be uniform lockdown restrictions across the state, except for the 9:00pm curfew, which will not be extended to regional Victoria. Metro Melbourne will move to a permit system for essential workers to utilise childcare.Victoria has recorded 61 new cases of COVID-19, including a number of cases in Shepparton already announced yesterday. Of the 61 new cases, 48 are linked to known outbreaks and 22 were in isolation.39 cases infectious in the community.The Health Department said an additional 16 cases were recorded on a rapid PCR testing platform and would be reported in tomorrow's numbers. There were 45,670 test results received yesterday, and 29,539 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites.
read the new Statewide Table of Restrictions PDF 
 

August 21 2021 - Mass Lockdown protests were held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

August 21 2021
-Western Australia will reclassify New South Wales as a COVID-19 "extreme risk" state from Thursday. Premier Mark McGowan said the five-day rolling average of cases in NSW is now 531, triggering the reclassification up from high risk.The change will usher in the most severe state border restrictions seen in Australia since the start of the pandemic, including mandatory hotel quarantine for NSW arrivals, very limited exemptions and three COVID-19 tests during quarantine. Mr McGowan urged West Australians to return before the deadline.The only exemptions include politicians,gov officials and emergency workers.

August 21 2021- ( Day 57 ) Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 825 new cases of COVID-19 - It’s the highest number recorded by any Australian jurisdiction in a 24-hour period.( 11,518 total for current outbreak )with at least 58 being infectious while in the community. Over 124,610 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 3 new deaths in the last 24 hours (68 for the current outbreak ). 516 in hospital , 85 in ICU ,29 on Ventilators.

August 22 2021-Victoria has recorded 65 new local cases of COVID-19 as a statewide lockdown sets in.The numbers include 21 cases in the Shepparton area that were announced yesterday.The new cases were identified from 44,147 test results received yesterday.There were 26,149 doses of vaccine administered at state-run sites. The new cases came after a statewide lockdown came into effect yesterday afternoon, bringing regional Victoria back into line with Melbourne's strict stage 4 restrictions.Victoria has 27 in hospital.

August 22 2021-( Day 58 ) NSW Health minister Brad Hazzard announced that NSW recorded 830 new cases of COVID-19 .( 12,348  total for current outbreak )with at least 50 being infectious  in the community while 694 remain under investigation.Over 206,193 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 3 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 71 for the current outbreak ). 550 in hospital , 94 in ICU , 31 on Ventilators.

August 23 2021 - Victoria has recorded 71 new local COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase in its recent Delta outbreak.Of the new cases, 49 have been linked to known outbreaks. The new cases were identified from 46,446 test results received yesterday, and there were 22,191 doses of vaccine administered at state-run sites. On Sunday,Health Minister Martin Foley said he believed the state was still in the realm of hauling this back despite the growing outbreak in Shepparton.Victoria has 29 in hospital and 9 in ICU, 5 require ventilators.

August 23 2021-( Day 59 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 818 new cases of COVID-19 ( 13,166 total for current outbreak )with at least 57 being infectious in the community .Over 160,000 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 3 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 74 for the current outbreak ). 586 in hospital ,100 in ICU ,32 on Ventilators.

August 23 2021-The ACT has recorded 16 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as the government announces Canberrans aged 16-29 will soon be able to register for Pfizer vaccinations.Three of the ACT's 16 new cases announced today were infectious in the community.ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr confirmed 13 of the new cases were linked to known cases, with three remaining under investigation.Overnight,the ACT's exposure sites grew by 33 including Bright Bees Early Learning Centre — the fifth childcare centre to be impacted by the current outbreak.There are currently a total of 364 COVID-19 exposure locations identified across the territory.

August 24 2021- ( Day 60 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 753 new cases of COVID-19 .( 13,919 total for current outbreak )with at least 71 being infectious in the community .Over 160,000 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded no new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 74 for the current outbreak ).608 in hospital ,107 in ICU ,34 on Ventilators.

August 24 2021-The ACT has reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, in what ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said was a "record number" for the national capital.The total number of active cases in the community is 167.Mr Barr said one person with COVID-19 was now in intensive care in a Canberra hospital.He said only 13 of the 30 new cases were in quarantine for their entire infectious period, while 11 were infectious in the community. Six cases remain under investigation about whether they were infectious while in the community.

August 24 2021-Victoria has recorded 50 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, only 11 of whom were in quarantine during their infectious period. Contact tracers have so far linked 40 of the new cases back to existing outbreaks.The state processed 48,424 test results on Monday, when 29,810 doses of vaccine were delivered at state-run sites.There are now more than 660 exposure sites listed across Victoria.The state has 34 in hospital with 9 in ICU and 7 requiring ventilation..

August 25 2021-Victoria has recorded 45 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as thousands of people scramble to make the most of expanded Pfizer eligibility. Just 17 of the new cases were in quarantine while infectious, and 36 of the cases have been linked to existing outbreaks.The results were detected from among 53,321 test results processed on Tuesday, when 31,629 vaccine doses were delivered at state-run sites.From this morning, 450,000 first-dose Pfizer appointments have been made available through state-run vaccination hubs, as eligibility for Pfizer expands.Those aged 18-39 can now receive either AstraZeneca or Pfizer, while those aged 16 and 17 are eligible for Pfizer.

August 25 2021-( Day 61 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 919 new cases of COVID-19 ( 14,838 total for current outbreak )with at least 55 being infectious in the community .Over 149,252 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded  two new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 76 for the current outbreak ). 645 in  hospital , 113 in ICU ( 98 not vaccinated ) ,49 on Ventilators.

August 26 2021-Victoria has recorded 80 new local cases of COVID-19 as hospitals begin to feel the strain of having hundreds of staff taken out of the health system. Of the new cases, 67 are linked to known outbreaks, and 39 have been in isolation for their entire infectious period.The new cases were identified from 56,248 test results received yesterday, and there were 33,932 doses of vaccine administered at state-run sites.

August 26 2021-( Day 62 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian  announced that NSW recorded 1029 new cases of COVID-19 .( 15,867 total for current outbreak )with at least 61 being infectious in the community ,the isolation status of 844 cases remain under investigation.Over 151,272 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded  three new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 79 for the current outbreak ). 698 in  hospital , 116 in ICU ( 102 not vaccinated ) ,43 on Ventilators.Regional lockdown will be extended to September 10.freedoms for the fully vaccinated from September 11th was also announced..

August 26 2021-The ACT has recorded 14 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the territory’s outbreak to 190. All but one of the new cases were in quarantine for their entire infectious periods and all of the new cases are linked to other known positive infections or exposure sites.Twelve of the 14 new cases are household contacts of other cases. Nine people infected with the virus are in hospital.

August 27 2021-Victoria has recorded 79 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as the state's outbreak spreads further across northern Victoria.Contact tracers have linked 53 of the new cases to existing outbreaks.Victoria processed 50,535 test results on Thursday, when 33,611 doses of vaccine were delivered at state-run sites.

August 27 2021-( Day 63 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 882 new cases of COVID-19 .( 16,749 total for current outbreak )with at least 78 being infectious in the community.Over 118,120 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded two new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 81 for the current outbreak ). 767 in  hospital , 117 in ICU ( 103 not vaccinated ) ,47on Ventilators.

August 28 2021-Victoria has recorded 64 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections, as the outbreak continued its spread into regional areas. 36 of the new cases were in quarantine for the duration of their infectious period, and 49 of the cases have been linked to existing outbreaks.35,753 doses of the vaccine were administered at state-run clinics, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered to 2,324,198.55,333 test results were received in the past 24 hours.

August 28 2021-( Day 64 ) NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that NSW recorded 1035 new cases of COVID-19 ( 17,784 total for current outbreak )with at least 65 being infectious in the community.Over 129,182 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy Mcanulty  from NSW Health announced that NSW recorded  two new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 83 for the current outbreak ). 778 in  hospital ,125 in ICU ( 110 not vaccinated ) ,52 on Ventilators.

August 29 2021-Victoria’s 6th lockdown has been extended indefinitely ( beyond September 02) as the state recorded its highest spike in cases in 12 months. "We see far too many cases today for us to seriously consider opening up later on this week," Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters on Sunday.He said he did not yet have advice on how long the lockdown should be extended for, but promised to look at different options as soon as that advice was available.Victoria has recorded 92 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as authorities are confronted with a possible new cluster emerging in inner Melbourne.It is the highest daily tally recorded in the state so far in 2021, and the largest number of cases recorded in a single day since 110 on September 2, 2020.Of the new infections, 61 are linked to known outbreaks.The new cases were found from 51,030 test results processed on Saturday, while 31,436 vaccines were delivered in state-run centres.
Of today's cases:

  • 9 are part of the Shepparton outbreak
  • 12 are in the Broadmeadows area
  • 12 linked to the wider Newport cluster
  • 9 are household contacts of an earlier schools outbreak
  • 4 cases linked to Woolworths Altona North
  • 1 in a Flinders St apartment building
  • 1 in a Port Melbourne site

August 28 2021-( Day 65 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded  1218 new cases of COVID-19, It is a new daily record for the state, and the largest number ever recorded by an Australian jurisdiction in a 24-hour period..( 19,002 total for current outbreak ).Over 106,038 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy Mcanulty  from NSW Health announced that NSW recorded  six new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 89 for the current outbreak ). 813 in  hospital ,126 in ICU ( 113 not vaccinated ) ,54 on Ventilators.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in the past week, 834,000 people had received a vaccine dose."It is an outstanding result, it has broken all our records," she said.Thirty-five per cent of adults in NSW are now fully vaccinated — halfway to the state's 70 per cent target for opening up.

August 29 2021-After a record high for 2021 on Sunday, there have been 73 new local cases in Victoria reported on Monday with no new cases acquired overseas. There are now 805 active virus cases in the state, according to the Department of Health.A leading epidemiologist Tony Blakely says Victoria faces a difficult choice between two possible responses to its outbreak, as the state records 73 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.Contact tracers have so far linked 52 of the new cases to existing outbreaks.The state processed 41,395 test results on Sunday and delivered 26,702 vaccine doses at its state-run sites.

August 29 2021- ( Day 66 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1290 new cases of COVID-19 ( 20,292 total for current outbreak ).Over 157,221 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded  four new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 93 for the current outbreak ). 840 in  hospital ,137 in ICU ,48 on Ventilators.

August 30 2021-Victoria has recorded 76 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as health officials consider the restrictions that will remain when lockdown is extended on Thursday. Contact tracers have linked 45 of the new cases to existing outbreaks.The state processed 50,848 test results on Monday, when 32,162 vaccine doses were delivered at state-run sites.There are more than 1,000 exposure sites across Victoria.

August 30 2021-( Day 67 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1164 new cases of COVID-19 ( 21,456 total for current outbreak ).Over 130,027  tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded three new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 96 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 871 in  hospital ,143in ICU ,58 on Ventilators.

Sept 01 2021-Victoria has recorded 120 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 64 of which have been linked to existing outbreaks.It is the first time the state's daily cases have been in the triple digits since 110 cases were detected on September 02 last year at the tail of the Victoria's devastating second wave.The health department on Tuesday afternoon announced it had been notified of the deaths of a woman in her 40s from the Darebin local government area and another woman in her 60s from the Hume local government area.They died at home and are the first COVID-related deaths recorded in Victoria this year, taking the state's overall tally across the pandemic to 822.Victoria processed 56,501 test results on Tuesday, when 33,455 doses of vaccine were delivered at state-run sites.

The government will today reveal which restrictions will remain in place from Friday, when the states lockdown will be extended.Yesterday, Premier Daniel Andrews said he would outline the plan to give more clarity to Victorians.The vast majority of Victoria's restrictions will stay in place until 70 per cent of Victorians have received at least one dose of vaccine, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced. Authorities had expressed optimism about the outbreak's stability, but Mr Andrews said in the last two days, a deterioration had led to changed public health advice.Authorities anticipate reaching the 70 per cent threshold by around September 23.After that threshold is reached, the 5-kilometre travel limit will expand to 10 kilometres and outdoor exercise will also be allowed for three hours with personal training permitted.Construction will also be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity once 90 per cent of workers have had one jab.From next Tuesday there will be priority vaccine program for year 12 students.Playgrounds will reopen from Friday, but only for children under 12 with only one parent or carer.The government said adults "should not remove their masks to eat or drink" and QR codes would be provided at playgrounds.

Read the full table of new Restrictions for Victoria from September 02 2021 PDF.

Read the media release for Dan Andrews - Victorian Premier

Sept 01 2021-( Day 68 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1116 new cases of COVID-19 ( 22,572 total for current outbreak ).Over 173,913 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW  Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded four new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 100 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 917 in  hospital ,150 in  ICU ,66 on Ventilators.

Sept 02 2021-Victoria has recorded 176 new locally acquired COVID-19 infections, a day after the Premier conceded driving the state's Delta outbreak down to zero was no longer possible.Contact tracers have linked 83 of the new cases to existing outbreaks.Health authorities say more information will be provided later about the number of cases who were in quarantine while infectious.The state processed 48,372 test results on Wednesday, when state-run clinics administered 33,720 doses of vaccine.

Sept 02 2021-( Day 69 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1288 new cases of COVID-19 ( 23,860 total for current outbreak ).Over 127,428 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded seven new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 107 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 957 in hospital ,160 in ICU ,64 on Ventilators.

Sept 03 2021-Victoria has recorded 208 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one more person has died with the virus in the state.Of the new cases, 96 are linked to known outbreaks.It is the first time in more than a year the state has recorded more than 200 new cases in a day.The death recorded overnight is the third fatality this week from Victoria's Delta outbreak, which now stands at 1,180 active cases.The new cases were identified from 48,572 test results received yesterday, while there were 33,511 doses of vaccine administered at state-run sites.

According to federal health department figures, 58.1 per cent of the eligible Victorian population has received their first dose of a vaccine, while 36 per cent are fully vaccinated. The Victoria - New South Wales border bubble has been tightened, with few permitted reasons to cross the border.Victoria has 41 people in hospital with 20 cases in ICU.

Sept 03 2021- ( Day 70 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1431 new cases of COVID-19 ( 25,291 total for current outbreak ).Over 154,654 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 12 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 119 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 979 in hospital ,160 in ICU (127 not vaccinated ),63 on Ventilators.NSW has recorded over 827,000 vaccinations in the past week.

Sept 04 2021-Victoria has recorded 190 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as data reveals schools and workplaces have been some of the biggest drivers of the outbreak. Of the new infections, 103 have been so far linked to known outbreaks or cases. Yesterday, Premier Daniel Andrews said contact tracing interviews were taking more time due to the higher case load and more "complex" cases.Victoria recorded over 49,584 tests processed on Friday. There were 35,464 vaccines administered in state-run vaccination centres. Regional Victoria may have freedoms sooner, with the Premier foreshadowing changes to those settings next week.Premier Daniel Andrews is hatching plans to give vaccinated Victorians more freedoms and "lock out" others refusing to get the jab from venues such as sports stadiums, cinemas and pubs.Discussions are under way with industry to see how a "vaccinated economy" would work, Mr Andrews confirmed, with the required technology set to be trialled in regional Victoria after it exits lockdown.

Sept 04 2021-( Day 71 ) NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that NSW recorded 1533 new cases of COVID-19 (  26,824 total for current outbreak ).Over 131,174 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy Mcanulty NSW Health announced that NSW recorded 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 123 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1041 in hospital ,173 in ICU ( 137 not vaccinated ) 62 on Ventilators.

Sept 05 2021-Victoria has recorded 183 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state pushes to get vaccination rates ahead of a rapidly growing outbreak.Of the new infections, 101 have been so far linked to known cases.The state has stopped providing detail on how many people were in the community while infectious as contact tracers deal with hundreds of new cases.It brings the total number of active cases in the state to 1,417.The new local cases were found from 48,487 test results processed on Saturday.Victoria has 53 in hospital and 23 in ICU..

Sept 05 2021-( Day 72 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1485 new cases of COVID-19 (28,309 total for current outbreak ).Over 115,495 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy Mcanulty NSW announced that NSW recorded 3 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 126 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1030 in hospital ,175  in ICU ( 137 not vaccinated )72 on Ventilators.

Sept 06 2021-Victoria has recorded 246 new cases of COVID-19 as the state races to vaccinate people to curb the spread of its Delta outbreak.The new cases resulted from 42,258 test results processed on Sunday, when 29,955 vaccine doses were delivered at state-run sites.Victoria has 89 people in hospital with 24 in ICU.

Sept 06 2021-( Day 73) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1281 new cases of COVID-19 (29,590 total for current outbreak ).Over 136,455 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 5 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 131 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1071 in hospital ,177 in ICU ,67 on Ventilators.

Sept 07 2021-Victoria has recorded 246 new cases two days in a row. Similar daily numbers were last recorded in mid-August 2020, during the state's second wave. Contact tracers have so far linked 90 of the cases to existing outbreaks.The cases were detected from 43,858 test results processed on Monday, when 32,300 doses of vaccine were delivered at state-run sites.Victoria has 110 in hospital ,30 in ICU ,14 on Ventilators.

Sept 07 2021-( Day 74 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1220 new cases of COVID-19 (30,810 total for current outbreak ).Over 100,745 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 8 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 139 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1151 in hospital ,192 in ICU ,75 on Ventilators.

Figures as of 07 September 2021.

Sept 07 2021-Another war of words between state and federal leaders has erupted over vaccine allocation, with Premier Daniel Andrews accusing the Commonwealth of shortchanging Victoria on vaccine allocations.“I signed up to a national plan to vaccinate our nation, not a national plan to vaccinate Sydney," he said.He said hundreds of thousands of vaccines that should have been given to Victorians were given to Sydney GP clinics."Some allocations, well I don't begrudge that, Sydney are in a very different set of circumstances, but they were known, they were announced," he said."This was not announced. This was done without anyone knowing, and the Commonwealth have got caught doing it."
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt disputed the notion the allocation was unfair,pointing to the extra doses Victoria received during its first Delta outbreak.He said allocation decisions had been made to "save lives" and Victoria had received "a higher per capita rate of doses delivered than NSW".Mr Hunt said Victoria's state-administered vaccination system had received 3 million doses, and the NSW government had received just over 3.3 million doses. That includes both AstraZeneca and Pfizer doses.The minister said "occasionally" he got the sense "some people are looking for a fight"."We're not. We want to work with everybody constructively," he said.

Sept 08 2021-Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the lockdown for Regional Victoria will end at 11.59pm 09 September 2021 with regional schools and business to re-open.Victoria has recorded 221 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, the majority of whom are mystery cases.Contact tracers have been able to link just 98 of those cases to existing outbreaks so far.The cases were among 42,429 test results processed on Tuesday, when 36,716 vaccine doses were delivered at state-run sites.Police have issued fines and say they are still investigating a religious gathering in Melbourne’s south -east that breached the public Heath orders yesterday.The Victorian government has committed to a slight easing of restrictions once 70 per cent of Victorians aged 16 years or older have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.Victoria currently has 120 in hospital ,33 in ICU ,15 on Ventilators.

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1920 active cases 
Aged 0-9 285 cases
Aged 10-19 305 cases 
Aged 20-29 498 cases 
Aged 30 plus 315 cases 
With 86% of all active cases are under 50 years old.
Victoria is at 62.2% first dose and 38.6% fully vaccinated..


Read the New table of restrictions for Victoria PDF 

Sept 08 2021-( Day 75 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1480 new cases of COVID-19 ( 32,290 total for current outbreak ).Over 130,341 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 9 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 148 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1136 in hospital ,194 in ICU( 158 not vaccinated ) ,78 on Ventilators.


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Sept 09 2021-Victoria has recorded 324 new local COVID-19 cases, as regional Victoria counts down the hours until the lifting of the current lockdown Of the 324 new cases, just 107 have been linked, meaning 217 are currently classed as mystery cases.There were 37,604 vaccinations administered and 54,242 tests received on Tuesday.The 324 new cases follows daily tallies of 221, 246 and 246 cases so far this week.It's the first day cases have topped 300 since August last year. As of tomorrow, all of regional Victoria (except greater Shepparton) will tentatively exit lockdown.However, the slight easing of rules has not been entirely welcomed, with Regional hospitality businesses saying the new rules are not viable.

Sept 09 2021-( Day 76 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW Road Map to Freedom today.NSW recorded 1405 new cases of COVID-19 ( 33,695  total for current outbreak ).Over 156,481 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant  NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 6 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 154 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1175 in hospital ,202 in ICU, 80 on Ventilators.

Read the NSW ROADMAP TO FREEDOM HERE.

Sept 10 2021-Victoria has recorded 334 new local COVID-19 cases, as regional Victoria wakes to eased lockdown restrictions.Of the 334 new cases, 149 have been linked, meaning 185 are currently classed as mystery cases. There was also one death recorded, bringing the toll from the state's latest outbreak to four.There were 39,027 vaccinations administered and 42,998 tests received on Thursday.It's the highest daily caseload since August, 2020.It comes as regional Victoria, with the exception of Greater Shepparton, begins its first day out of lockdown with schools reopening to some students and travel restrictions eased. Hospitality venues have reopened, with strict capacity limits of 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors. 

Sept 10 2021- ( Day 77 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1542  new cases of COVID-19 ( 35,237 total for current outbreak ).Over 133,226 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Marianne Gale NSW  Deputy Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 9 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 163 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1156 in hospital ,207 in ICU, 89 on Ventilators.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the daily press conferences would cease as of Monday and be delivered by a NSW health representative via Zoom.

Sept 11 2021-( Day 78 ) NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that NSW recorded 1599 new cases of COVID-19 ( 36,836 total for current outbreak).Over 147,975 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy MCanulty NSW Health announced that NSW recorded 8 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 171 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1164 in hospital ,221 in ICU, 94 on Ventilators.

Sept 11 2021-Victoria has recorded 450 new cases of COVID-19. The positive cases were detected from 42,765 test results and contact tracers have only been able to link 75 to existing cases.Authorities have been increasingly concerned about the spread of Delta in Melbourne's north and west.More than 1,000 exposure sites remain, New COVID exposure sites have popped up in regional Victoria in Lorne and Daylesford a day after areas outside Melbourne, except Shepparton, exited lockdown.Victoria has 143 in hospital and 34 in ICU.

Sept 11 2021-Queensland authorities are on high alert again after five new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were detected in the community.The case of a 13-year-old girl, who attends a high school in Sunnybank on Brisbane's southside, has caused several venues to be added to the state's list of exposure sites after other members of her family also tested positive ,her mother, a staff member at Griffith University's Nathan campus, tested positive late last night.

Sept 11 2021- The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Six of those cases spent some time infectious in the community.Only one of the new cases is not yet linked to a known source.ACT Health has also confirmed a "day detainee" at Canberra's jail has tested positive to COVID-19 and will be included in tomorrow's case update.There are currently 16 patients in ACT hospitals, including three (3) in intensive care and one (1) requiring ventilation.Over 3,200, tests were collected across the ACT yesterday, from both Government and private providers. There were also 2,272 negative test results in the 24 hours to 9am today.

Sept 12 2021-Victoria has recorded 392 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as concerns grow over cases in regional areas.Of the new cases, only 107 have been linked so far to known outbreaks.The infections were detected among 48,063 test results yesterday.There are currently 3,112 active cases in the state, with the vast majority of those acquired in the community.There were 36,534 vaccinations administered at state-run sites yesterday. Authorities are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 regional Victoria, with the virus detected in Ballarat wastewater and a number of exposure sites added around Geelong, Lorne and Daylesford.It follows the easing of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria, except Greater Shepparton, on Friday.Victoria has 147 in hospital and 34 in ICU with 28 on a ventilator.

Sept 12 2021- ( Day 79 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1262 new cases of COVID-19 ( 38,098 total for current outbreak ).Over 105,105 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Kerry Chant NSW Chief Health Officer announced that NSW recorded 7 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 178 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1206 in hospital ,220 in ICU, 92 on Ventilators.

Sept 13 2021-Victoria has recorded 473 new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day tally of the outbreak so far.Of the new cases, 202 have so far been linked to known outbreaks.There were 49,037 test results received yesterday, and 30,032 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites.Four Melbourne childcare centres were listed as tier 1 exposure sites overnight, bringing the number of venues to nearly 1,100.The latest figures show at least 66.2 per cent of the eligible 16+ population has had one dose of a vaccine, and 40.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Sept 13 2021-( Day 80) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1257new cases of COVID-19 ( 39,355 total for current outbreak ).Over 137,668 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.Dr Jeremy Mcanulty  NSW Health announced that NSW recorded 7 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 185 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1189 in hospital ,222in ICU, 94 on Ventilators.

Sept 14 2021-Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino announced that Victoria recorded 445 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, as the state's Delta outbreak continues to spread.Of the new cases, 129 are linked to known outbreaks.There were 42,694 test results received yesterday, and 36,615 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites.The latest figures show 65.5 per cent of the Victorian population aged over 16 has had at least one dose of vaccine, and 41 per cent are fully vaccinated.Victoria has 158 in hospital with 45 in ICU and 23 on a ventilator..

Sept 14 2021- ( Day 81) Dr Jeremy Mcanulty announced that NSW recorded 1127 new cases of COVID-19 ( 40,482 total for current outbreak ).Over 114,084 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 2 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 186 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1253 in hospital ,231 in  ICU, 104 on Ventilators.

Sept 14 2021-ACT Chief Minster Andrew Barr announced the lockdown in the ACT would be extended for a further four weeks ( until 15 October 2021 - The ACT has been in lockdown since August 12.)ACT announced 22 new cases of COVID-19 with at least 13 being infectious in the community..ACT has 10 in hospital with 2 in ICU..3721 test were conducted over the past 24 hours..

Sept 15 2021-( Day 82 ) NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that NSW recorded 1259 new cases of COVID-19 ( 41,741 total for current outbreak ).Over 137,498 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 12 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 198 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1241 hospital ,234 in ICU, 108 on Ventilators.Today NSW reached 80% single dose Vaccine with 47.5% fully vaccinated.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian also announced the lifting of the curfew in the LGA,s of concern from tonight..

Sept 15 2021-(42nd day of current lockdown ) Victoria has recorded 423 new local COVID-19 cases, the day after Ballarat recorded its first COVID case in more than a year.Of the 423 new cases, 149 have been linked, meaning 274 are currently classed as mystery cases.There have also been two deaths recorded.There were 41,856 vaccinations administered and 54,649 tests received on Tuesday.
The Regional town of Ballarat will be plunged back into lockdown after less than a week of slight freedom.Premier Daniel Andrews announced the localised lockdown would be implemented at 11.59pm tonight (Wednesday).It will last for at least seven days and the rules will be the same as we previously saw and the same as metropolitan Melbourne.However, a curfew will not apply.There have been two additional cases overnight, both household contacts of yesterday's case that was announced.
Read the updated table of restrictions for Ballarat and Metro Melbourne

 

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Sept 16 2021-Victoria has recorded 514 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, as regional communities in the state transition in and out of lockdown.Contact tracers have linked just 148 of the new cases to known outbreaks.There were 61,961 test results received on Tuesday, and 41,758 doses of vaccine were administered at state-run sites.Around 68.3 per cent of Victorians have now had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with the state expected to reach its 70 per cent first-dose vaccination target for those aged 16 or older today or tomorrow.
Victorians will enjoy more minor freedoms but construction workers must be vaccinated and will be banned from travelling to and from Melbourne, under new restrictions from this weekend.
From 11:59pm Friday, up to five adults from two households who have been fully vaccinated will be allowed to meet for a picnic or another outdoor social activity.In announcing the change, Premier Daniel Andrews said unvaccinated adults would only be allowed to meet up with one other person from another household.“This is what Victorians have craved for a long time and we're pleased to be able to take these modest but I think significant steps," Mr Andrews said.The amount of exercise or outdoor socialising allowed will double from two hours to four hours and you will be able to travel 10 kilometres from your home.


Read the new Table of Restrictions for Metro Melbourne and Ballarat

Read the Statement regarding new freedoms from Premier Dan Andrews 

Sept 16 2021- ( Day 83 ) NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that NSW recorded 1351 new cases of COVID-19 ( 43,092 total for current outbreak ).Over 129,266 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 12 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 210 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1231 hospital ,231 in ICU, 108 on Ventilators.Lismore and Albury to re-enter lockdown.

Pic - Frontline COVID-19 testing staff seen at the drive through COVID-19 testing clinic in Ballarat 16 September 2021. 

Sept 17 2021-Victoria has recorded 510 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one death, as the state prepares for a slight easing of restrictions. The death of a woman in her 50s with COVID-19 marks the ninth coronavirus fatality linked to the current outbreak.Of the new infections, just 124 have been so far linked to known cases or outbreaks.They were detected from 55,476 test results processed on Thursday.It brings the number of active infections in the state to 4,697. Nine new infections have been detected in regional Victoria, including three in locked-down Ballarat, all linked to known cases.Victoria has 208 with 49 in ICU and  32 requiring a ventilator.

Sept 17 2021- ( Day 84 ) NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Marianne Gale announced that NSW recorded 1284 new cases of COVID-19 ( 44,376 total for current outbreak ).Over 155,334 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 12 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 222 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1245 hospital ,228 in ICU, 112 on Ventilators.

Sept 18 2021-Victoria has recorded 535 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one further death as the state wakes to a slight easing of restrictions.It is the highest single-day tally since the outbreak began.Of the new infections, only 62 have been so far linked to known cases or outbreaks.They were detected from 61,622 test results processed yesterday. There were 45,537 vaccines administered at state-run sites on Friday.The state this week passed a target of having 70 per cent of people aged 16 and over with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.As a result, people in Melbourne and Ballarat are now allowed more time for exercise and recreation, the 5 kilometre radius has expanded to 10km and two households can now enjoy picnics outdoors. It is the first time there are different rules for fully vaccinated people, with up to five people from two households allowed to gather if everyone has had two doses but only two people permitted to meet if they are not double dosed.There are 207 COVID-19 cases in hospital in Victoria. 56 of those cases are in intensive care, with 40 cases on a ventilator.

Sept 18 2021 -( Day 84 ) NSW recorded 1331 new cases of COVID-19 ( 45,085 total for current outbreak ).Over 120,954  tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 6 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 228 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1219 hospital ,233 in ICU, 123 on Ventilators.

Sept 19 2021-Victoria has recorded 507 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one further death ahead of the unveiling of a roadmap out of lockdown.It takes the number of active cases in the state to 5,262, with the vast majority of those acquired in the community.They were detected from 58,619 test results processed on Saturday.There were 43,441 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in state-run sites.Earlier federal data shows at least 71.2 per cent of Victorians had one dose, and 43.5 per cent were fully vaccinated.With infections expected to keep rising and pressure mounting on the state's healthcare system, Melbourne will stay in some form of lockdown until more of the population has had both doses.From tonight Geelong, Surf Coast and Mitchell shire surrounds will re-enter lockdown due to increased cases in the region.
A roadmap, underpinned by Burnet Institute modelling, will be released by Premier Daniel Andrews later today.( see below )

Read the Premiers Statement 
Read the Summary of proposed restriction levels  
Read the Road Map for Metro 
Read the Road Map for Regional Victoria 
Read the Road Map Summary


Sept 19 2021
-( Day 85 ) NSW recorded 1083 new cases of COVID-19 ( 46,168 total for current outbreak ).Over 99,782 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 13 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 241 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1238  hospital ,234 in ICU, 123 on Ventilators.

Sept 20 2021-Victoria has recorded 567 new local COVID-19 cases as the state's roadmap to freedom released yesterday left many feeling "despondent".As Melburnians prepare for another five weeks of hard lockdown under the state's new restrictions roadmap The figure is the state's highest COVID-19 daily case number this year.The Department of Health said one person died from the virus yesterday.There were 39,939 vaccine doses administered and 50,915 tests conducted.Victoria has 209 COVID-19 cases in hospital with 59 of those cases are in intensive care, with 40 cases on a ventilator.440 Victorian Pharmacies to roll out Moderna Vaccine from this week.
The Victorian government will forcibly shutdown all construction sites in metropolitan Melbourne and all other locked down local government areas in response to violent protests on Monday. The Andrews government engaged in crisis talks on Monday night with the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, following the heated brawls outside the union's Elizabeth Street offices in Melbourne's CBD.Protesters rallied against the Victorian government's mandate requiring all construction workers to have at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by September 27.Victoria police deployed crowd control equipment and arrested several in attendance. All construction sites in metropolitan Melbourne, and the local government areas currently subject to lockdown restrictions ( Ballarat, Geelong, Mitchell Shire and Surf Coast )will be shutdown, effective from 11:59pm on Monday evening.The shutdown is scheduled to last for two weeks.
Read the Statement from the Premiers office 

Sept 20 2021-( Day 86 ) NSW recorded 935 new cases of COVID-19 ( 47,103 total for current outbreak ).Over 124,650 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 245 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ). 1207 hospital ,236 in ICU, 123 on Ventilators.

Sept 21 2021- Victoria has recorded 603 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.(403 cases are linked to 186 construction sites.)There were also one death recorded, 13th for the current outbreak.It is the highest daily figure since last year's deadly second wave.The cases were detected from 48,829 test results received on Monday, when the state delivered 40,811 vaccine doses at state-run sites.Victoria 241 in hospital ,60 in ICU ,39 on Ventilators.

Sept 21 2021-( Day 87 ) NSW recorded 1,022 new cases of COVID-19 ( 48,125 total for current outbreak ).Over 121,661 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.NSW recorded 10 new deaths in the last 24 hours ( 255 for the current outbreak since 16 June 2021 ).1266 hospital ,244 in ICU ,( 181 not vaccinated ) 118 on Ventilators.NSW has 53% of the population fully vaccinated..

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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