Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Three aged care residents at a northwest Sydney facility have been infected by a staff member. All three were fully vaccinated and the facility's operator says they are asymptomatic and in good spirits.

* Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese nonetheless quickly seized on news of the cases, blaming the Morrison government for its failure in rolling out the vaccine program.

* Including the SummitCare, Baulkham Hills infections - a man in his 90s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 80s - NSW recorded 16 new local cases.

* With only two cases out in the community during their infectious period and an overall dip in numbers, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the signs were good.

* The state has now registered 277 local cases since June 16, the start of Sydney's current outbreak.

* Federal Social Services Minister Anne Ruston says the four-stage plan to steer Australia through the pandemic and back to some sort of normality hinges on the vaccination target.

* This will be predicated on medical advice and modelling by the Doherty Institute conducted over the next month or so.

"The vaccination is the key to our ability to be able to open our borders up again and get Australia back to whatever the new normal is going to look like," Senator Ruston says.

* Finance Minister Simon Birmingham says there will be marked step up in availability of Pfizer vaccine from around 300,000 doses a week now to about 600,000. More increases are forecast in September.

* NSW Labor health spokesman Ryan Park says the state government should incentivise vaccination by offering additional "Dine and Discover" hospitality vouchers to those who get the jab.

* A young woman is facing criminal charges after she allegedly spat on staff at a Darwin bar after refusing a request to wear a face mask in line with post-lockdown restrictions.

* Queensland recorded two new local cases and one also in hotel quarantine as residents in Brisbane and Moreton Bay enjoyed their first full day without a lockdown. One of the two local cases was confirmed late in the day and will be officially included in Monday's case numbers.

* Western Australia reported one new local case, a man who has been in quarantine since June 26 and doesn't represent any public health risk, says WA Health Minister Roger Cook.


* There have been 8,201,367 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Saturday, including +79,718 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 4,692,195 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of +33,261 in the previous 24 hours).

* 4,248,494 have been issued in primary care (+32,652) and 443,701 in aged and disability facilities (+609).

* 3,509,172 have been administered by the states and territories, including 46,457 in the previous 24 hours.

* 1,154,819 have been administered in Victoria (+12,344), 908,301 in NSW (+15,280), 611,037 in Queensland (+7829), 316,127 in Western Australia (+4639), 247,870 in South Australia (+3749), 118,018 in Tasmania (+1160), 89,802 in the ACT (+1456) and 63,198 in the NT (NA).


* Australia reported 19 local cases on Sunday: 16 in NSW, two in Queensland and one in Western Australia.

* There were four new overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine: two in South Australia and one each in Victoria and Queensland.

* The national death toll is 910: Victoria 820, NSW 56, 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 183,404,186

* Deaths: at least 3,969,635

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,161,952,595.

Data current as at 1830 AEST on July 4, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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