Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

Qantas has unveiled plans for its flight schedule once international borders reopen on November 1.
Qantas has unveiled plans for its flight schedule once international borders reopen on November 1.


* The Australian Government Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd on Saturday said this past week alone has accounted for 11 per cent of all locally-acquired COVID-19 cases in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

* Qantas has unveiled plans for its flight schedule once international borders reopen on November 1 with flights to New York and London to begin that day.

* Melbourne residents are enjoying their first weekend out of lockdown as the Victorian capital exited its sixth and last lockdown on Friday after the state reached vaccination targets.

* Victoria has added a further 1750 new infections to its caseload, all but two of them locally acquired as well as nine deaths.

* Protesters rallied outside a Melbourne hotel being used to detain refugees after an outbreak escalated, with more than one-third of those in detention testing positive for coronavirus.

* NSW has seen likely events of transmission in bars and gyms since the state opened up with 332 new local cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.

* The ACT has recorded a further 24 infections, bringing its active caseload to 400 while Canberra retail shops prepare to reopen doors to customers for the first weekend of trade since the territory's lockdown began.

* Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein will reopen its borders from December 15, which is expected to be when the state reaches a vaccination rate of 90 per cent.

* A group of South Australian players who were evicted from an Adelaide nightclub have been referred to Cricket Australia for alleged COVID-19 rule breaches.

* Western Australia and Queensland did not report any new locally-acquired cases overnight, nor did South Australia.


* There have been 34,044,182 vaccines administered in the national rollout up to midnight on Friday, including 273,861 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 19,975,577 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 181,870 in the previous 24 hours).

* 18,878,021 have been issued in primary care (+179,428) and 1,097,556 in aged and disability facilities (+2442).

* 14,068,605 have been administered by the states and territories, including 91,991 in the previous 24 hours.


* Australia reported 2104 local cases on Saturday: 1748 in Victoria, 332 in NSW, and 24 in the ACT.

* There were three overseas-acquired infections: two in Victoria and one in NSW.

* The national death toll is 1622: Victoria 1030 (+9), NSW 548 (+2), Tasmania 13, ACT 9, WA 9, Queensland 7 and SA 4. Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states.


* Cases: at least 243,743,075

* Deaths: at least 4,953,490

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 6,762,406,000

Data current as at 1630 AEDT on October 22, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

Australian Associated Press