Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Nearly 600 days after the nation closed its international borders, Australians who had been stranded overseas began pouring into Sydney airport on Monday, with no need to quarantine.

* Two more international COVID vaccines have been formally recognised by the national medical regulator, paving the way for more overseas visitors to come to Australia

* The daily tally of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in NSW with 135 new local cases - 42 fewer than the previous day - and four deaths.

* NSW businesses and the tourism industry are hoping for a bumper summer as people plan reunions with family and friends as travel restrictions lift.

* Two people have died from COVID-19 in the ACT, as the territory recorded five new infections.

* Families have been reunited and tears shed at Melbourne Airport as Victoria reopens to quarantine-free travel for arrivals fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

* Victoria has recorded 1471 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.

* Queensland could change its COVID-19 quarantine requirements for international travellers as soon as federal guidelines change, the health minister says.

* WA Premier Mark McGowan is refusing to budge on his hardline border stance as a returned overseas traveller pleads with the West Australian premier to be reunited with his sick mother.

* South Australia could suffer between four and 51 deaths amid a 27 per cent chance of a significant COVID-19 outbreak once the state's borders open later this month, new modelling shows.

* Another 54 schools have been added to South Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program to boost jab rates among students and their parents.

* Casino operator Crown says staff and all visitors at its Sydney and Melbourne venues will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19, effective immediately.


* There have been 35,715,731 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Sunday, including 85,764 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 20,966,667 have been administered by the commonwealth (an increase of 32,991 in the previous 24 hours).

* 14,749,064 have been administered by the states and territories, including 52,773 in the previous 24 hours.

* Nationwide, 88.3 per cent of the 16-plus population have had at least their first dose and 77.5 per cent both.


* Australia reported 1612 local cases on Sunday: 1471 in Victoria, 135 in NSW, five in the ACT and one in Queensland..

* There was one overseas-acquired infection in NSW.

* The national death toll is 1742: Victoria 1127 (+4), NSW 573 (+4), Tasmania 13, ACT 10 (+2), WA 9, Queensland 7 and SA 4. Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states.


* Cases: at least 246,700,706.

* Deaths: at least 4,999,893.

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 6,947,883,074.

Data current as at 1730 AEDT on November 1, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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