Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

Melbourne residents have enjoyed their first day of freedom after a two-week coronavirus lockdown.
Melbourne residents have enjoyed their first day of freedom after a two-week coronavirus lockdown.


* Melbourne emerged from a two-week lockdown on Friday - its fourth in a little over a year.

* Virus testing rates in some areas of Melbourne are lower than health authorities would like.

* Victoria recorded no new community transmission of the virus - the first such day since May 24. There are 75 active cases in the state, including those in hotel quarantine.

* Under loosened restrictions for Melbourne, masks remain mandatory indoors and outdoors and people must stay within 25km of their homes unless working or studying, caregiving or getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

* A ban on home gatherings remains in effect, but up to 10 people can meet outdoors, students can return to schools, retail can reopen and hospitality venues can resume seated service.

* Investigations are also continuing into a Victorian couple who travelled through NSW to Queensland before testing positive.

* Health Minister Yvette D'Ath had a warning for any other Victorians who could put Queenslanders at risk by breaking the rules. "We will be making sure you are found. You cannot come into this state if you are from a hot spot and put our state at risk," she told reporters.

* Five other Victorians have also been caught flouting border pass rules, Queensland police said on Friday.

* Security staff will guard a COVID-19 isolation room at the Northern Territory's largest hospital after an infected patient was allegedly found wandering around the hospital unsupervised.

* Australian businesses losing money in future lockdowns will receive support from state and territory governments under a new funding model. Victoria and NSW will devise nationally consistent payments after national cabinet agreed the federal government would pick up the tab for household support.

* Under the arrangement, the federal government will offer payments of up to $500 for workers who lose income when a hotspot-designated area is locked down for more than a week.

* Speaking in his home town of Melbourne on Friday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said it was important for mental health and the economy to avoid lockdowns in the future.

* Medical experts have reassured Australians about vaccine safety after a 52-year-old NSW woman died after developing a blood clot condition likely linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine - the second fatal case out of 3.6 million doses administered.

* Aged care and disability support workers would receive four days of paid leave to get vaccinated against coronavirus under a union plan to bolster the rollout.


* There have been 5,641,008 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Wednesday, including 153,338 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 3,463,085 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 88,016 in the previous 24 hours).

* 3,067,999 have been issued in primary care (+83,090) and 395,086 in aged and disability facilities (+4926).

* 2,177,923 have been administered by the states and territories, including 65,322 in the previous 24 hours.

* 749,470 have been administered in Victoria (+24,421), 561,593 in NSW (+15,623), 329,330 in Queensland (+11,348), 204,428 in Western Australia (+4835), 145,158 in South Australia (+5426), 83,302 in Tasmania (+1144), 60,854 in the ACT (+1268) and 43,788 in the NT (+1257).


* Australia reported no new local coronavirus cases on Friday.

* There were three new overseas-acquired cases recorded in hotel quarantine: One in Victoria, one in NSW and one in South Australia.

* 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 174,877,063

* Deaths: at least 3,773,547

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 2,231,698,808

Data current as at 1800 AEST on June 11, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

Australian Associated Press