Sumary of Coronavirus Australia: Surge for NSW with 1405 cases & six deaths:
- Staff writers with AAPThe West AustralianCamera IconA woman receives her COVID vaccination in NSW.
- Credit: Jenny Evans/Getty ImagesShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkNSW has recorded 1405 new cases and five deaths as parts of regional NSW prepare to be released from lockdown and the Government reveals its plan to ease Sydney’s restrictions.
- The five deaths were a woman in her 40s, two women in their 70s and two men in their 80s.
- However, this will begin to wind up from next month when the Government expects double-dose vaccination coverage in NSW to reach 70 per cent.
- The Government said it would not put a specific date on this change, with freedoms to be restored the Monday after the milestone is reached.
- VICTORIA RECORDS YEAR-HIGH INFECTIONSVictoria has recorded 324 new cases — its highest figure since August last year — as those who live in the regions prepare to emerge from lockdown.
- It brings the total number of active COVID cases in the State to 2166. The last time Victoria recorded more than 300 cases was on August 14 last year when 301 infections were logged.
- In the 24 hours to this morning, 54,242 tests were processed and 37,604 Victorians received a vaccine dose at a State-run hub.