Australia Covid news live update: record cases in NSW and steep rise in Victoria; Tony Abbott attacks mask ‘snitching’
NSW reports 1,599 new cases and eight deaths; Victoria records 450 cases, ACT 15 and South Australia one; Queensland premier flags possible lockdown. Follow live
- NSW update: Brad Hazzard defends end to daily press conferences as cases and death toll worsen
- Qld update: five new cases as Palaszczuk flags possible lockdown
- Restrictions: NSW; Vic; borders
- NSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode – check your suburb
- Covid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; cases, trends and data tracker
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That’s where we will leave the blog for Saturday. We’ll be back again tomorrow with all the latest in Covid-19 news from Australia.
Here’s what made the news today:
This is good to see.
Victoria is now doing first doses faster than anywhere else in the nation pic.twitter.com/7q6FIejYn3