Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* A woman aged in her 50s has died in southwest Sydney, becoming the youngest Australian coronavirus victim since August.

* The woman, whose body was found in her home on Monday morning, is the fifth person to die of COVID-19 in Sydney's current outbreak.

* NSW recorded 98 new local cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday, maintaining a three-day average in the high 90s.

* Premier Gladys Berejiklian said children were getting and spreading the Delta variant more easily than under previous strands, raising the likelihood children will have to be vaccinated earlier.

* NSW has denied it ran a "sting" to stop a Sydney comedian releasing official virus counts on Tik-Tok hours ahead of the government.

* Victorians will stay confined to their homes after the state's five-day lockdown failed to stamp out an outbreak of the "wildly infectious" Delta coronavirus variant.

* Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the lockdown will be extended beyond 11:59pm on Tuesday, after the state recorded four new local COVID-19 cases in addition to the 13 infections reported overnight.

* Victoria's public health team and senior government ministers will make the final call on the length of the extension by Tuesday morning.

* Regional testing sites have been swamped after the virus spread from the MCG to Mildura on the Victorian border

* South Australia has imposed widespread coronavirus restrictions, including closing all non-essential retail outlets, following the discovery of a second COVID-19 case.

* The daughter of an 81-year-old man has now tested positive along with her father after the pair arrived from Argentina some time ago.

* Eight crew members aboard a cargo ship docked in Fremantle are expected to test positive to COVID-19, creating a fresh logistical challenge for West Australian authorities.

* Almost 30 truck drivers have arrived at Queensland's border from interstate hotspots without a valid pass, with a more stringent testing regime flagged to prevent another virus outbreak.

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison has returned to Canberra for 14 days of restrictions after being granted an exemption to travel from Sydney.

* The Morrison government has defended coronavirus support payments as one million Pfizer doses arrived in Australia to boost its troubled vaccine rollout.


* AFL star Josh Dunkley has been forced into a 14-day home quarantine after visiting a tier-one coronavirus exposure site in Victoria.


* There have been 10,125,533 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Sunday, including 58,087 in the previous 24 hours.

* Those figures are made up of 7,274,468 first doses (35.28 per cent of Australians 16 and over) and 2,827,855 second doses (13.71 per cent).

* Of the total, 5,711,107 have been administered by the Commonwealth, including 17,234 in the previous 24 hours.

* 4,414,426 have been administered by the states and territories, including 40,853 in the previous 24 hours.

* 1,392,522 have been administered in Victoria (+12,637), 1,188,887 in NSW (+13,131), 777,596 in Queensland (+2971), 405,581 in Western Australia (+5153), 319,494 in South Australia (+4007), 141,418 in Tasmania (+1288), 110,962 in the ACT (+1272) and 77,966 in the NT (+394).


* Australia reported 112 local cases on Monday: 98 in NSW, 13 in Victoria and one in SA.

* There were five new overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine: two in NSW and Queensland, and one in Victoria.

* The national death toll is 913: Victoria 820, NSW 59, 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 190,427,673

* Deaths: at least 4,089,053

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,621,820,477.

Data current as at 1730 AEST on July 19, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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