NSW recorded 145 new local COVID cases yesterday, including 76 who were identified as infectious while out and about. And 2 more people have died, taking the state’s outbreak’s death toll to 10. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a decision on the state’s lockdown and restrictions will be made “in the next few days,” but it’s a given that it won’t lift at the end of this week. To help up vaccinations, walk-in clinics administering the AstraZeneca vaccine will be opened in Sydney’s hotspots, officials say. As for the rest of the country, Queensland recorded one new local case yesterday while Victoria reported 11 cases – all are linked to the current outbreak. “Nothing has yet been finalised” on ending Victoria’s lockdown – officials will give an update this morning with a “cautious” lifting of restrictions expected. And South Oz is on track to lift its 7-day lockdown tonight after reporting one new local case yesterday.
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