Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Australia's Chief Nursing Officer Alison McMillan has declared mass vaccination will be the key to defeating mutant coronavirus strains, including variants detected in the Melbourne outbreak.

* An increasing number of voters are disappointed with federal and Victorian government responses to the pandemic, according to the latest Essential poll.

* Victoria remains on track for a planned easing of restrictions for Melbourne and regional Victoria at 11.59pm on Thursday.

* Victorian health authorities have genomically linked the West Melbourne Delta cluster to a man in his 40s who arrived from Sri Lanka on May 8.

* Victoria reported two new local COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, both linked to existing outbreaks and with limited community exposure.

* Coronavirus vaccines are being made available to all National Disability Insurance Scheme participants aged over 16.

* West Australians aged 30 to 49 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine from Thursday, with state-run clinics open seven days a week.

* South Australia has extended its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to all people aged 40 to 49 ahead of the allocation of $86 million in this month's budget to further expand the program.

* A second COVID-19 vaccination hub will open in NSW in the Hunter Region at Lake Macquarie, which is expected to administer up to 20,000 jabs a week.


* SA Health is allowing the Geelong AFL team to enter South Australia for the game against Port Adelaide on Thursday night.

* Melbourne have shifted another NRL home game away from AAMI Park, now taking on the Wests Tigers at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

* Melbourne City's final regular-season A-League home game against Newcastle will be played behind closed doors in Sydney on Thursday, after the match was postponed due to Melbourne's virus outbreak.


* There have been 5,203,977 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Tuesday, including 127,564 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 3,219,831 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 66,449 in the previous 24 hours).

* 2,841,165 have been issued in primary care (+63,316) and 378,666 in aged and disability facilities (+3133).

* 1,984,146 have been administered by the states and territories, including 61,115 in the previous 24 hours.

* 676,024 have been administered in Victoria (+25,146), 514,412 in NSW (+14,687), 294,537 in Queensland (+10,769), 192,868 in Western Australia (+1484), 130,890 in South Australia (+4532), 78,446 in Tasmania (+2083), 57,030 in the ACT (+1243) and 39,939 in the NT (+1171).


* Australia reported 12 new virus cases on Tuesday, including the two locally acquired cases in Victoria.

* There were 10 new overseas-acquired cases recorded in hotel quarantine: five in NSW, one in Victoria, one in Queensland, two in South Australia, and one in the Northern Territory.

* 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 173,639,206

* Deaths: at least 3,737,447

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 2,145,266,362

Data current as of 1800 AEST on June 8, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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