Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* Victoria will lower the age base to 12 and up in its daily COVID-19 vaccine uptake reporting, as the state's daily virus figures continue to drop.

* The state recorded 941 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the second consecutive day the numbers have dropped below 1000.

* Eight Victorians aged in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s have died with the virus, bringing the state's death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 1142.

* Premier Dominic Perrottet is warning that COVID-19 cases in NSW will increase as the state opens up, with extensive new freedoms to kick in next week.

* NSW recorded 190 new local cases of COVID-19 - up 17 on the previous day - and four deaths.

* Western Australia is easing border restrictions with NSW and will reveal its roadmap to reopening to coronavirus-hit states on Friday.

* NSW will be downgraded from "extreme" to "high" risk from 12.01am on Saturday, allowing more exemptions to be granted for fully vaccinated people to travel to WA.

* The ACT has recorded a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 15 new infections reported in the latest figures.

* Queensland has ruled out allowing travellers to drive into the state and quarantine at home until at least 80 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

* Advocates have urged the federal government to carry out an independent analysis of Delta variant outbreaks in aged care facilities to protect residents from infections.

SPORT:

* The Adelaide Crows will be compensated with another AFLW player if premiership defender Deni Varnhagen refuses to comply with the league's vaccination policy.

* English batsman Joe Root has vowed to put his faith in Australia and England's cricket boards to resolve uncertainty regarding the fifth Ashes Test, currently set to be staged in Perth.

AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:

* There have been 36,049,455 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Wednesday, including 147,409 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 21,194,221 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 97,583 in the previous 24 hours).

* 14,855,234 have been administered by the states and territories, including 49,826 in the previous 24 hours.

* Nationwide, 88.7 per cent of people 16 and over have had at least their first dose and 78.5 per cent are double dosed.

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia reported 1146 local cases on Wednesday: 941 in Victoria, 190 in NSW and 15 in the ACT.

* There were no overseas-acquired infections.

* The national death toll is 1766: Victoria 1144 (+8), NSW 581 (+4), Tasmania 13, ACT 10, WA 9, Queensland 7 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 247,447,000.

* Deaths: at least 5,012,000.

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 7,106,611,000.

Data current as at 1700 AEDT on November 3, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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