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Australia: A breakdown of today's COVID-19 news in each state and territory

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Health officials in NSW and Victoria are desperately trying to stem outbreaks, while the rest of the country is on high alert for contacts potentially carrying the disease.

Click on a link below to jump to your state or territory.

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Here's what's happening around the country.

The ACT recorded no new local cases of COVID-19 and has not done so since July last year.

From Wednesday, July 21, people in the 30-39 age group will be able to register their interest online for the Pfizer vaccine.

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More than 46 per cent of Canberrans aged 16 or older have already received at least one vaccine dose — the highest rate of all states and territories.

There are travel restrictions in place for those entering the territory.

Anyone wanting to enter from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia will be subject to various travel restrictions.

New South Wales recorded 111 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases in the state to 1,000.

There was also one COVID-19 death, bringing the state's number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic to 59.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 29 of the new cases were infectious while in the community.

Of the 111 new cases, 83 were from the South Western Sydney Local Health District, with 60 of those from the Fairfield local government area (LGA).

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As a result of those figures, from 11:59pm today, people who live in the LGAs of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool will not be allowed to leave those regions for work.

The only people exempt from the new stay-at-home orders in those areas are emergency services and health workers, including those in the aged care and disability sectors.

Workers permitted to leave the LGAs must be tested for COVID-19 every three days, even if they don't have symptoms.

There are also more restrictions being brought in for the wider areas of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

From 12:01am Monday, July 19, many non-essential retail businesses will be forced to close.

All non-urgent repairs will be paused and tradies will not be allowed into homes. Urgent repairs, such as for water or electricity problems, will still be permitted.

All new restrictions are due to be lifted at 11:59pm on July 30.

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From 12:01am on July 17, travel restrictions were imposed on those entering the state from Victoria.

There were zero locally acquired cases reported in the Northern Territory, however, a 70-year-old man who travelled from Indonesia to Darwin on his own yacht has tested positive.

The man arrived in the NT on July 13 and had mild symptoms, but did not enter the community.

The NT government confirmed all border arrival requirements had been met and the man and his skipper were transferred to quarantine on arrival.

Viral fragments were detected in a wastewater facility that services Darwin's CBD, Cullen Bay, Parap and Woolner.

In a statement, health authorities said the fragments had likely come from people who had recovered from COVID-19 and were shedding the virus, but further testing would be conducted to confirm suspicions.

There are currently eight active cases in the NT, four of which were acquired overseas.

Travel restrictions remain in place for those entering the NT from hotspot zones in NSW and Victoria.

Queensland recorded zero new local cases on COVID-19.

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A mask mandate continues, which applies for people in Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.

Masks will need to be worn in public and visitors to hospitals, aged care homes, disability centres and prisons will not be allowed. Gatherings will be restricted to 30 people.

Spectators are permitted at Lang Park, which is due to host the Australia vs France rugby union Test match on Saturday, followed by back-to-back NRL matches on Sunday.

Travel restrictions remain in place for those entering Queensland from Victoria and hotspot areas of NSW and South Australia.

South Australia recorded no community cases of COVID-19 but has brought in restrictions for travellers from Victoria.

South Australia has barred almost all Victorian residents from entering the state – and plans to prevent South Australians from returning without specific exemptions from next week.

Effective immediately, only SA residents, people genuinely relocating or those fleeing domestic violence can enter from Victoria.

There is still a 70-kilometre cross-border bubble zone but Victorians cannot go any further into South Australia.

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has warned South Australian residents to come home now and do two weeks of home quarantine, or risk being locked out early next week, due to the deteriorating situation in Victoria.

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They would then need to apply for limited exemptions from SA Health.

Travel restrictions currently apply to those arriving from Victoria, NSW, ACT and certain zones of Queensland.

Tasmania recorded zero new cases of COVID-19.

From midnight, Tasmania's borders will be closed to all of NSW.

Travel restrictions remain in place for people entering from Victoria, as well as certain zones in Queensland and South Australia.

Victoria has recorded 19 new cases of COVID-19, all of which are linked to current outbreaks.

It brings the total number of active cases in the state to 54, and the list of exposure sites has grown to 165.

Health Minister Martin Foley said 18 of the new cases were infectious while in the community, for an average of one-and-a-half days.

A number of those cases have been associated with communities outside Melbourne such as Ballan, Bacchus Marsh and Phillip Island.

It's the second day of the state's five-day lockdown, which includes a 5-kilometre travel restriction.

Travel restrictions remain in place for those arriving from NSW, ACT and hotspots in Queensland.

Western Australia recorded zero new cases in the community.

Seven active cases are being monitored — six are in hotel quarantine and one is in a stable condition in a Perth hospital.

Travel restrictions remain in place for people entering from Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

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