Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* The five million people living in lockdown in Sydney and surrounds should learn on Wednesday whether their confinement will extend beyond two weeks.

* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Tuesday she would be consulting with health experts throughout the day and into Tuesday evening, with hopes of telling the community on Wednesday "what next week looks like".

* NSW recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, with seven in the community for at least some of their infectious period.

* The Queensland government recorded one new locally acquired COVID-19 case as it moves closer to stamping out outbreaks in the state's southeast.

* Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the case was identified as a close contact of an Alpha variant case in the Portuguese club cluster.

* A Queensland woman has been fined $2500 after scaling two balconies and kicking a door down to escape hotel quarantine and flee to her mother's home in Cairns.

* Victorian authorities are threatening to shut the border to red zone returnees if they continue to go walkabout, as the state recorded its sixth straight day without a local coronavirus case.

* A coronavirus-infected ship crewman continues to recover in a Perth hospital as Western Australia recorded no new local cases.

* A Tasmanian man who flew to Perth after transiting through Sydney on Thursday and went on the run from hotel quarantine has been found more than 1000km away in the state's northwest.

* Australians aged under 40 could receive access to Pfizer coronavirus vaccines as early as September when the rollout is slated to ramp up.

* The military chief in charge of Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout insists aged care workers remain a priority.

* Australia has denied accusations it is sabotaging Chinese aid programs by offering Pacific nations more coronavirus vaccines.

* New Zealand will allow commercial flights to bring stranded Kiwis home from NSW and Queensland.


* The Australian Formula One Grand Prix has been cancelled for a second straight year, while the October Australian MotoGP will also not go ahead.

* St George Illawarra have been forced to admit failings in club culture after Paul Vaughan was sacked on Tuesday for hosting an illegal party at his home with 12 other players at the weekend.


* There have been 8,402,191 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Monday, including +146,718 in the previous 24 hours.

* 6,416,491 first doses (9.43 per cent of Australians 16 and over), 1,943,939 second doses (31.12 per cent)

* Of the total, 4,780,305 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of +75,091 in the previous 24 hours).

* 3,621,886 have been administered by the states and territories, including 71,627 in the previous 24 hours.

* 1,189,708 have been administered in Victoria (+23,431), 942,221 in NSW (+20,562), 627,814 in Queensland (+12,670), 326,241 in Western Australia (+5250), 256,522 in South Australia (+5111), 121,331 in Tasmania (+1987), 92,671 in the ACT (+1481) and 65,378 in the NT (+1135).


* Australia reported 19 local cases on Tuesday: 18 in NSW and one in Queensland.

* There were 10 new overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine: five in Queensland, three in WA, and two in Victoria.

* 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).


* Cases: at least 184,154,287.

* Deaths: at least 3,984,582.

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,226,618,237.

Data current as at 1815 AEST on July 6, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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