LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:
* Victoria will pause non-urgent surgeries to deal with rising demand for the pubic health system as the state begins recruiting up to 1000 healthcare workers from outside Australia.
* South Australian Premier Steven Marshall says health and government officials are all "on the same page" as he attempts to clear up confusion over a future easing of COVID-19 border restrictions.
* Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia residents are being offered holiday vouchers to use in Tasmania as the island state looks to boost tourism numbers.
* Pop-up vaccination hubs will be established at more than 20 South Australian schools in a six-week blitz to boost COVID-19 immunisation numbers.
* More NSW residents will be able to travel into the ACT without a travel exemption from Friday, when Canberra comes out of lockdown.
* The Queensland government will roll out COVID-19 vaccines at Bunnings stores in a bid to boost uptake as the state prepares to eventually reopen the borders.
* NSW small- and medium-sized businesses have been given the green light to restock for Christmas after the state government released an economic recovery plan it hopes will lead "major summer trade".
* NBL players are almost entirely vaccinated against COVID-19, with competition commissioner Jeremy Loeliger saying there has been a strong reaction to an education campaign aimed at clubs and their rosters.
* Coronavirus vaccines for children aged five to 12 will have to clear two approval hurdles when Pfizer lodges an application.
.* ATAGI is expected to release recommendations about booster shots for the wider population in coming weeks after backing third jabs for immunocompromised people.
* Local cases in Victoria fell for a second consecutive day, with 1466 new coronavirus infections and eight deaths. Another 360 people tested positive and five people died in NSW.
* There were 28 new cases in Canberra, which will exit lockdown on Friday.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:
* There have been 31,020,482 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Monday, including 313,635in the previous 24 hours.
* Of the total, 18,051,570 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 213,493 in the previous 24 hours).
* 12,968,912 have been administered by the states and territories, including 100,142 in the previous 24 hours.
* Nationwide, 82.8 per cent of people aged over 16 have received one vaccine dose while 63.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.
AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:
* Australia reported 1858 local cases on Monday: 1466 in Victoria, 360 in NSW and 28 in the ACT.
* There were four hotel quarantine cases: all in Queensland
* The national death toll is 1461: Victoria 921, NSW 500, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 7, ACT 9, and SA 4. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).
GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:
* Cases: at least 238,252,436
* Deaths: at least 4,857,125
* Vaccine doses administered: at least 6,492,212,899
Data current as at 1700 AEDT on October 12, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.