Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* Victoria will enter a five-day lockdown - its fifth since the pandemic began - in an effort to contain a growing outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the state.

* Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the lockdown will begin at 11.59pm on Thursday, with people only able to leave home for five reasons - to shop for food and essential items, provide or receive care, exercise, work or study if they are unable to from home, and to get vaccinated.

* Masks will be compulsory indoors and outdoors, and all non-essential retail will close but essential stores like supermarkets, bottle shops and pharmacies will remain open.

* Parts of regional Victoria may be released from lockdown earlier depending on testing results.

* It comes after Victoria recorded an additional two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the outbreak to 18.

* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the number of new local COVID-19 infections is stabilising thanks to lockdown rules governing five million people in Sydney and its surrounds.

* NSW recorded 65 new local COVID-19 cases, but at least 35 people were out in the community for part or all of their infectious period - a number that authorities want to drive down to zero.

* Two of Sydney's major hospitals are also on alert after a nurse and a patient were diagnosed with COVID-19, but authorities say they are not panicked.

* The Queensland government is racing to avoid Brisbane's fourth lockdown this year after three locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the the city.

* The three cases include a 12-year-old boy who flew into the state on July 9 and his father, as well as a fully vaccinated Brisbane Airport worker.

* A face mask mandate due to end on Friday for 11 local government areas will be extended for another seven days, as well as a handful of other restrictions, to avoid a lockdown.

* At national cabinet on Friday, the prime minister will propose that all federal help for any state or territory in the event of a lockdown follow the pattern of the package currently offered to Sydney, following accusations from Victoria's Labor government he was giving the NSW's Liberal leadership special treatment.

* The federal government has also announced families locked down across greater Sydney will receive childcare fee relief to encourage parents to keep their kids at home.

AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:

* There have been 9,631,807 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Tuesday, including 162,662 in the previous 24 hours.

* Those figures are made up of 7,029,936 first doses (34.09 per cent of Australians 16 and over) and 2,578,152 second doses (12.5 per cent).

* Of the total, 5,451,180 have been administered by the Commonwealth, including 97,218 in the previous 24 hours.

* 4,180,627 have been administered by the states and territories, including 65,444 in the previous 24 hours.

* 1,328,544 have been administered in Victoria (+15,437), 1,112,596 in NSW (+18,165), 740,272 in Queensland (+14,657), 383,067 in Western Australia (+7439), 300,065 in South Australia (+5648), 135,589 in Tasmania (+1304), 105,644 in the ACT (+1430) and 74,850 in the NT (+1364).

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia reported 98 local cases on Wednesday: 97 in NSW, and one in Victoria.

* There were 10 new overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine: five in Queensland, two each in NSW and SA, 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).

GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Cases: at least 188,365,000

* Deaths: at least 4,058,000

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,498,266,000.

Data current as at 1800 AEST on July 15, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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