Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* Authorities have found evidence of "stranger-to-stranger" COVID-19 transmission in Victoria as they weigh up whether to extend the state's seven-day lockdown.

* Victoria recorded three new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday - the fifth day of the state's seven-day "circuit breaker" lockdown - bringing the latest outbreak to 54 active infections.

* The state's COVID testing commander Jeroen Weimar said there have been at least four instances of "stranger-to-stranger transmission" in this outbreak.

* Mr Foley said evidence of the Indian variant's heightened infectiousness and faster spread would factor into a final call on possibly extending the lockdown beyond Thursday.

* The Victorian government announced a five-day blitz to vaccinate Victorian aged care and disability workers after the Arcare Maidstone outbreak highlighted gaps in the rollout.

* Less than 10 per cent of staff in the sector across Australia have been vaccinated through federal government visits to nursing homes.

* But Federal Aged Care Services Minister Richard Colbeck told Senate estimates the true number of vaccinated private aged care workers is unknown.

* Just 57 per cent of Victorian private aged care residents and 64 per cent nationwide have received both vaccine doses, while 21 facilities nationally are yet to have their first dose visits.

* Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said any facilities still waiting on first doses were not federally run.

* A bid to overturn Mr Hunt's ban on Australians travelling overseas has been dismissed by the Full Court of the Federal Court.

* At least 56,000 people have been left out of work since the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme ended in March.

* A crew member from a ship docked at Western Australia's Fremantle Port has been placed in hotel quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus.

* Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk accused NSW of whingeing as she refused to reveal how much the government paid to secure the hosting rights to State of Origin.

AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:

* There have been 4,362,739 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Monday, including 119,139 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 2,774,295 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 68,913 in the previous 24 hours).

* 2,425,254 have been issued in primary care (+65,455) and 349,041 in aged and disability facilities (+3458).

* 1,588,444 have been administered by the states and territories, including 50,226 in the previous 24 hours.

* 494,037 have been administered in Victoria (+17,795), 432,947 in NSW (+13,951), 228,213 in Queensland (+8061), 172,356 in Western Australia (+3405), 109,179 in South Australia (+2620), 68,427 in Tasmania (+2870), 49,508 in the ACT (+693) and 33,777 in the NT (+831).

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia reported nine new locally acquired virus cases on Tuesday, all in Victoria. Six of the nine were previously announced.

* There have been three new overseas acquired cases recorded in hotel quarantine: two in Victoria, and one in WA.

* 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).

GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Cases: at least 170,721,000

* Deaths: at least 3,550,000

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 1,897,257,000.

Data current as of 1730 AEST on June 1, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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