Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* Victoria has entered day three of its seven-day snap fourth lockdown, with five new cases unearthed among 45,000 tests.

* A female aged care worker at a facility in Melbourne's northwest is among the five.

* The woman worked at Arcare Maidstone and may have worked on two days - May 26 and 27 - while infectious. The facility has been placed into lockdown and residents are self-isolating.

* Her case is currently unlinked to other COVID-19 cases.

* Acting Premier James Merlino has again declined to comment on the prospect of a lockdown extension, saying no decision has yet been made and no threshold exists to trigger such an extension.

* More than 17,700 vaccinations were administered in Victoria on Saturday. However scores of Melburnians queuing for the jab have faced long waits after technical issues crippled booking systems.

* Restrictions again sparked protest rallies, with at least 14 people arrested in Melbourne on Saturday.

* The federal government says it won't provide financial support to businesses affected by the lockdown, which is expected to deliver a $2.5 billion hit to the Victorian economy.

* Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has meanwhile announced a $250 million business support package, including $190 million for small and medium firms and $40 million for hospitality venues.

* Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese says the Morrison government must also introduce financial support, while ACTU leader Michele O'Neil has called for JobKeeper 2 to be launched.

* There were 15,989 tests conducted and 7162 vaccine doses administered in NSW on Saturday, with five new virus cases detected in quarantine.

SPORT:

* The AFL is working through contingency plans for a rejigged round 12, with the Richmond-Essendon 'Dreamtime at the G' match expected to be in Perth.

* Melbourne Storm have shifted their next home game to Queensland, while NRL boss Peter V'landys says the opening State of Origin match is unlikely to go ahead at the MCG.

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia has reported five new locally-acquired virus cases on Sunday, all in Victoria.

* There have been at least eight new overseas-acquired cases recorded in hotel quarantine: five in NSW, two in Queensland and one in Victoria.

* 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).

GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Cases: at least 169,763,203

* Deaths: at least 3,529,355

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 1,836,961,055.

Data current as of 1300 AEST on May 30, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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