COVID UPDATE - Friday March 26
A quick Covid update, and my apologies - another very busy week in Parliament and I've neglected the daily updates.
Vaccinations are still rolling out although not as quickly as we'd hoped. So far, 72,943 people in NSW have been vaccinated, and 423,200 nationally. Please remember, people aged 70 and above are now eligible, but getting in to see your GP is currently difficult. If you're in the eligible group, please call your GP's office and they can advise on when they'll be able to get you in. Please don't panic as there is no significant Covid threat at the moment.
There has been no case of community transmission anywhere in NSW for the 9th day in a row. QLD, however, has recorded a new case of community transmission which could be a concern for those north of the border.
The Hunter Region has now gone 232 days without a locally-transmitted case.
NSW currently has 57 active cases (all are returned travellers in quarantine). QLD has 69, WA has 10, SA has 12, the ACT has 3 while the NT has 1. Tasmania and Victoria have zero (Victoria has not been taking returned overseas travellers but is about to start accepting again).
Australia's death toll remains at 909 with 56 of those in NSW.
For the latest on the vaccine rollout and to check your eligibility, click here