Victoria records 221 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.
- Victoria has recorded 221 new locally acquired cases today bringing the total active cases in the state to 1,920.
- Contact tracers have so far been able to link just 98 of the cases announced today to existing outbreaks. The remaining are mystery cases.
- There are more than 950 venues listed as exposure sites across the state, including the waiting room of the emergency department of the Alfred Hospital.
- Parents across the state will now be able to access childcare regardless of whether they are authorised workers.
Restrictions to lift in most of regional Victoria.
- Victoria's lockdown will lift from Friday morning in regional areas, apart from Shepparton.
- From 11:59pm Thursday, there will be no limits on travel.
- Most venues and businesses, including hospitality, will be able to reopen with capacity limits.
- Regional schools will reopen for prep to grade 2 and year 12 students, but remote learning will remain for all other cohorts.
- funerals will be permitted with up to 20 people and weddings with up to 10.
NSW records 1,480 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths as alert issued for inner Sydney suburbs
- NSW passes the 200 marks for COVID-related deaths, 148 of those coming since June.
- There are currently 1,136 people with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital. Of those, 194 patients are in intensive care and 78 require ventilation.
- NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 75 percent of the state had now had the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 42 percent of people were fully vaccinated.
Australia has finished competing at the Tokyo Paralympics, with a total of 80 medals.
- The 80 medals are made up of 21 Gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze.