Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* Restrictions will lift in Katherine in the Northern Territory, but rules locking down unvaccinated people in the Greater Darwin area have been extended as authorities race to find people potentially exposed to COVID-19 during the NT's first community outbreak.

* No new cases were recorded on Monday, but health workers remain concerned after a lying traveller who brought the virus to the Top End came clean about her movements with police.

* An unvaccinated man in his 30s with no significant underlying health conditions was one of seven COVID-19 deaths recorded in NSW, as the state nears its 90 per cent full vaccination rate.

* More than half the cases of the 187 new cases diagnosed in NSW on Sunday were in areas outside of Sydney, with 40 in the Hunter New England health district and 25 in the Murrumbidgee region.

* In Canberra an outbreak at a primary school has grown to nearly 40 as the ACT government prepares to announce the further easing of restrictions.

* Victoria will begin distributing free rapid antigen tests to schools to get unvaccinated students identified as COVID-19 close contacts back in class twice as fast, as the state recorded another 1126 cases.

* Queensland recorded no new cases of COVID-19 but concerns remain over potential exposures at opposite ends of the state in Cairns and Toowoomba.

* A Perth nurse accused of faking a COVID-19 vaccine jab to a teenager, who she knows, has been charged.

* The national rollout for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots has formally begun, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised a cautious approach will be taken to approving the COVID-19 vaccine for young children.

* Regular rapid antigen tests can be used to help keep students at school even during outbreaks, new modelling presented to the federal government shows.

* Jacinda Ardern's government is holding true to its reopening plans as New Zealand continues to notch unwelcome COVID-19 benchmarks, with 190 new community cases of the virus and the third death in a week reported.

* Cricket is set to become the first major Australian team sport to declare itself fully vaccinated, with every professional player having already had at least their first dose against COVID-19.

AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:

* There have been 36,773,837 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Sunday, including 66,426 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 21,667,732 have been administered by the commonwealth (an increase of 24,800 in the previous 24 hours).

* 15,106,105 have been administered by the states and territories, including 41,626 in the previous 24 hours.

* Nationwide, 89.4 per cent of people 16 and over have had at least their first dose and 80.6 per cent are double dosed.

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia reported 1326 local cases: 1126 in Victoria, 187 in NSW and 13 in the ACT.

* There were no overseas- or interstate-acquired infections.

* The national death toll is 1827 : Victoria 1182 (+5), NSW 600 (+7), ACT 14, Tasmania 13, 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 249,886,000.

* Deaths: at least 5,049,000.

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 7,248,124,000.

Data current as at 1730 AEDT on November 8, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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