Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* The lockdown of Greater Sydney and surrounds has been extended by at least two weeks, but the NSW premier says newly announced government support should cushion the financial blow.

* NSW recorded 97 new local COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, with at least 31 of them circulating in the community during part of all of their infectious period.

* The stay-at-home provisions were scheduled to end on Friday but will now remain in place until at least July 30.

* Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the lockdown could end on July 30 as scheduled if all residents stay at home, but the modelling could not "predict what proportion of our population will stick to the rules".

* Thousands of essential workers from the Fairfield local government area in the city's southwest struggled to get mandatory COVID-19 tests, with some waiting up to six hours.

* Authorities are racing to track down thousands of close contacts linked to the MCG, a Melbourne shopping centre and an indoor swimming pool after Victoria recorded seven additional local COVID-19 cases.

* Six of the seven new cases are linked to NSW removalists and one to a family who returned from Sydney.

* Only one locally acquired case was detected in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning, with the additional seven cases to be included in Thursday's daily figures.

* A petrol station in regional South Australia is a potential third COVID-19 exposure site, linked to virus-infected removalists who travelled to SA from Sydney.

* The Queensland government will keep the NSW border open, saying the Greater Sydney lockdown is containing the city's COVID-19 outbreak.

* Queensland said it's impractical to match COVID travel fines to people's bank balances after a tech company founder arrived from Sydney on a superyacht.

* Western Australia is set to lock out people from NSW for at least another two months as Sydney deals with a worsening coronavirus outbreak, while Victorians must now quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

* Hundreds of travellers were stranded in an outback traffic jam at a Western Australian border crossing after a Telstra outage slowed G2G pass processing.

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison has blamed a national panel of medical experts for Australia's slow coronavirus vaccine rollout, saying a series of "very cautious" decisions has had a massive impact.

AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:

* There have been 9,469,145 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Tuesday, including 165,119 in the previous 24 hours.

* Those figures are made up of 6,949,783 first doses (33.7 per cent of Australians 16 and over) and 2,488,298 second doses (12.07 per cent).

* Of the total, 5,353,962 have been administered by the Commonwealth, including 97,489 in the previous 24 hours.

* 4,115,183 have been administered by the states and territories, including 67,630 in the previous 24 hours.

* 1,313,107 have been administered in Victoria (+13,545), 1,094,431 in NSW (+20,622), 725,615 in Queensland (+15,505), 375,628 in Western Australia (+7758), 294,417 in South Australia (+5597), 134,285 in Tasmania (+1862), 104,214 in the ACT (+1478) and 73,486 in the NT (+1263).

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 187,798,855

* Deaths: at least 4,048,903

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,495,241,480.

Data current as at 1800 AEST on July 14, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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