Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact


* Australia is expecting a short-term slowdown in its already sluggish coronavirus vaccine rollout after new advice on the AstraZeneca jab.

* Medical experts are now recommending people under 60 receive the Pfizer jab.

* The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation determined the risk of extremely rare but serious blood clots outweighed AstraZeneca's benefits among that cohort.

* Health experts are urging the 840,000 people aged 50 to 59 who have had a single AstraZeneca dose to have their second jab.

* Mask use is again compulsory on Sydney's public transport after a man picked up COVID-19 from “fleeting exposure” with an infected shopper.

* A number of new exposure sites have also been announced across Bondi Junction, as well as Macquarie Park and at Sydney's international airport.

* A man in his 50s caught the virus while shopping at Myer Bondi Junction on Saturday. He was on the same floor in the same section as a limousine driver believed to be at the centre of this week's outbreak.

* Queensland has declared a hotspot in Sydney's east, warning people to reconsider visiting the city after further community transmission of a highly infectious coronavirus strain.

* From 1am on Saturday, returning Queenslanders and anyone who's been in the Waverley Council area in the past fortnight will have to spend two weeks in hotel quarantine.

* Victorian authorities are yet to find any evidence a COVID-infected nurse has passed on the virus to patients and healthcare colleagues at two Melbourne hospitals.

* Acting Premier James Merlino confirmed the one new locally acquired case reported on Friday was linked to Southbank's Kings Park Apartment Complex.

* Melburnians can now travel to regional Victoria after a 25km travel limit was lifted overnight. The easing of travel restrictions is part of the state's gradual exit out of its recent fourth lockdown.

* A third of West Australian aged care workers would quit the industry if forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a new survey.

* WA state and federal leaders have discussed potentially enforcing mandatory vaccinations in aged care amid concerns about the slow rollout in the sector.

* South Australia will continue to monitor emerging COVID-19 cases in Sydney and is not yet ready to lift restrictions for travellers from Melbourne, Premier Steven Marshall says.

* SA has banned people who visited virus exposure sites in NSW from entering the state and has asked people who arrived before the ban to quarantine for 14 days and get three virus tests.


* There have been 6,360, 666 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Thursday, including 141,336 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 3,823,767 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 78,235 in the previous 24 hours).

* 3,411,932 have been issued in primary care (+75,235) and 411,835 in aged and disability facilities (+2970 in previous 24 hours).

* 2,536,899 have been administered by the states and territories, including 63,101 in the previous 24 hours.

* 868,512 have been administered in Victoria (+18,149), 648,926 in NSW (+17,030), 406,087 in Queensland (+14,485), 232,372 in Western Australia (+4549), 170,440 in South Australia (+4947), 91,525 in Tasmania (+1232), 69,198 in the ACT (+1220) and 49,839 in the NT (+1489).


* Australia reported three new local coronavirus cases on Friday, two in NSW and one in Victoria. There were seven new overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine: One in Victoria, three in Queensland and three in South Australia.

* The national death toll is 910: Victoria 820, NSW 56, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 7, SA 4, ACT 3 (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).


* Cases: at least 177,439,911

* Deaths: at least 3,842,439

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 2,490,071,522

Data current as at 1800 AEST on June 18, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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