Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Almost 12 million Australians are now subject to stay-at-home restrictions after Victoria announced another snap lockdown.

* The lockdown is the state's fifth and comes in response to a growing coronavirus outbreak linked to cases who brought the virus from NSW.

* Travel restrictions are in place, with gatherings capped at two people and no visitors allowed to homes. There are only five reasons to leave the house including essential shopping and getting vaccinated.

* Greater Sydney remains in lockdown and NSW recorded 97 new local COVID-19 cases on Friday.

* Of the new cases, 46 people were in the community for at least some of their infectious period, including 29 who were circulating for the entire time. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned case numbers are expected to spike on the weekend.

* The state has reached a grim milestone of more than 1000 cases with no sign of the crisis abating as the highly infectious Delta strain continues to spread.

* Victoria recorded 10 new cases on Friday. All are linked to the current outbreak, which is 24 cases in total.

* Victorian businesses and workers will be eligible for government support if they have lost work or income during the latest virus lockdown.

* The state and federal governments have agreed to share the cost of the Victorian scheme, which will provide weekly payments of $375 and $600 for those who have lost work, with no liquid assets test.

* Up to 90,000 businesses will be eligible for payments of $2000 or $3000, with the grants to start from next week as part of a $200 million state-funded scheme.

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison has admitted supplies are not yet sufficient to bring large numbers of pharmacies into the COVID-19 vaccination program.

* The vaccine rollout had its best-ever day on Thursday with 175,002 doses delivered nationally.

* Queensland has recorded one new local case of coronavirus and will close its border to people from Victoria from Saturday, after declaring it a hot spot.

* From 1am on Saturday, anyone arriving from Victoria faces a mandatory fortnight of quarantine.

* Western Australia and Tasmania have reintroduced a hard border to Victoria.

* Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has ordered recent arrivals from Victoria to wear a mask in public settings and avoid crowds.

* With Australia's two largest cities in lockdown, the arts industry says it's been hung out to dry. Despite federal and state funding for individuals and businesses, artists and entertainers feel forgotten.


* There have been 9,806,809 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Thursday, including 175,002 in the previous 24 hours.

* Those figures are made up of 7,110,184 first doses (34.48 per cent of Australians 16 and over) and 2,669,571 second doses (12.95 per cent).

* Of the total, 5,555,024 have been administered by the Commonwealth, including 103,844 in the previous 24 hours.

* 4,251,785 have been administered by the states and territories, including 71,158 in the previous 24 hours.

* 1,346,052 have been administered in Victoria (+17,508), 1,135,164 in NSW (+22,568), 754,655 in Queensland (+14,383), 389,880 in Western Australia (+6813), 305,675 in South Australia (+5610), 136,907 in Tasmania (+1318), 106,977 in the ACT (+1333) and 76,475 in the NT (+1625).


* Australia reported 108 local cases on Friday: 97 in NSW, 10 in Victoria and one in Queensland.

* There were four new overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine: Two in South Australia, one in NSW and one in Victoria.

* The national death toll is 912: Victoria 820, NSW 58, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 7, SA 4, ACT 3 (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).


* Cases: at least 188,928,123

* Deaths: at least 4,066,605

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,537,414,543

Data current as at 1715 AEST on July 16, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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