Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* COVID-positive people in southwest Sydney have been working in the community and mingling with family members, prompting a major uptick in local cases, as the NSW government extends the city's lockdown by a week.

* NSW recorded 27 new local COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday as Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a widely anticipated extension of the lockdown for Greater Sydney until at least July 16.

* Students who were due to return from holidays next week will mostly learn from home, but schools will be open for children of essential workers.

* Ms Berejiklian warned case numbers would spike in the coming days due to the highly infectious Delta strain spreading rapidly in the local government areas of Fairfield, Liverpool and Canterbury-Bankstown.

* She said if the situation further deteriorates in those communities, harsher localised restrictions could come into force.

* The decision to extend the lockdown has left Sydney's hospitality, entertainment and travel businesses "devastated".

* Queensland recorded one new locally acquired case of COVID-19 as government hopes grow that the state's five outbreaks are under control.

* Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new case in Tarragindi, in Brisbane's south, is a contact of a known case and was already in home quarantine.

* Treasurer Josh Frydenberg rejected claims the Morrison government dragged its feet on involving big business in the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

* Chief executives from Coles, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Wesfarmers, Virgin and Qantas met virtually with Mr Frydenberg on Tuesday.

* Businesses could join the rollout in September or October if increased Pfizer supplies allow the sluggish program to be expanded.

* A royal commissioner who investigated failures in aged care is "shocked and dismayed" about the coronavirus vaccine rollout in the vulnerable sector.

* A staff member at Geraldton Hospital in regional Western Australia is in quarantine after entering a lift that had been used by a coronavirus-infected ship crewman.

* Mask rules will ease in workplaces, dancefloors can reopen and crowds will increase at public events in Melbourne under Victoria's latest easing of restrictions.

* Face masks and COVID-19 social distancing rules are also set to be eased in Darwin and Alice Springs.

SPORT:

* Newcastle will host its maiden Origin match next Wednesday night after the call was made to move Game III out of Sydney following the extension of the lockdown.

AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:

* There have been 8,567,666 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Tuesday, including +165,475 in the previous 24 hours.

* 6,496,236 first doses (31.5 per cent of Australians 16 and over), 2,023,638 second doses (9.81 per cent)

* Of the total, 4,865,936 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of +85,631 in the previous 24 hours).

* 3,701,730 have been administered by the states and territories, including 79,844 in the previous 24 hours.

* 1,216,248 have been administered in Victoria (+26,540), 962,785 in NSW (+20,564), 642,811 in Queensland (+14,997), 333,632 in Western Australia (+7391), 261,593 in South Australia (+5071), 123,629 in Tasmania (+2298), 94,157 in the ACT (+1486) and 66,875 in the NT (+1497).

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia reported 28 local cases on Wednesday: 27 in NSW and one in Queensland.

* There was just one new overseas-acquired case in hotel quarantine, in NSW.

* 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 184,614,330.

* Deaths: at least 3,993,197.

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,258,572,892.

Data current as at 1745 AEST on July 7, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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