Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* Queensland has recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases, including eight in the community. The source of two cases is still under investigation.

* One cluster has formed around a doctor at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital and a second cluster is linked to a nurse at the same hospital on leave who was due to get the jab this week.

* A Gold Coast aged care home will have its staff quickly vaccinated after a tradie worked on site before returning a positive COVID test. The tradie - who also works as an entertainer - was part of a Byron Bay party where the nurse and her sister both were infectious with COVID-19.

* The Greater Brisbane area was declared a national COVID-19 hotspot on Tuesday, allowing federal support to flow.

* Most states and territories have responded with targeted and temporary restrictions on Greater Brisbane, but Western Australia has closed its border to all of Queensland.

* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned she expected cases to cross the border as infected people had been to a number of venues in her state. NSW remains at zero new cases despite local exposure to the coronavirus at the party in Byron Bay.

* South Australia will push ahead with the easing of some of its COVID-19 restrictions, allowing pubs, clubs, restaurants and other venues to cater for up to 75 per cent of their capacity.

* The state will also lift patron caps on venues such as churches, theatres and cinemas from 75 to 100 per cent, but all people must wear masks.

* Meanwhile, some of Western Australia's most vulnerable people are getting their coronavirus jabs as the rollout begins in remote Aboriginal communities.

* Australia remains at as high a risk of coronavirus as it was at the start of the pandemic, the nation's chief medical officer has warned. Paul Kelly also urged states not to stockpile Pfizer because the Commonwealth had enough to cover the required second doses.

SPORT:

* The NBL has postponed four games because of Brisbane's three-day COVID-19 lockdown.

* NRL bosses are negotiating with the Victorian government to get the Broncos, currently in Sydney, into Melbourne to play the Storm. If exemptions are refused a contingency plan is to play the match at Sydney's Stadium Australia after the Canterbury-South Sydney game.

* All NRL players were on Tuesday ordered into level-two protocols, which includes masks indoors when they cannot socially distance and temperature checks at grounds and training.

* In the AFL, Sydney Swans players were also ordered to abide by stay-at-home protocols in NSW, after returning from a match in Brisbane. The team has secured an exemption to train.

* Supercars have made the decision to delay the Tasmania SuperSprint event by a week following Queensland's COVID-19 outbreak, with several drivers and team members living in the affected regions.

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia reported eight new locally acquired cases of the coronavirus in Queensland on Monday. There were 11 overseas acquired cases reported in hotel quarantine: five in NSW, three in SA, two in Queensland and one in Victoria.

* The national death toll is 909: Victoria 820, NSW 56, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, 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 127,654,000

* Deaths: at least 2,792,000

* Recovered: at least 72,405,000.

Data current as of 1800 AEDT on March 30, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.