Australia Sydney woman in her 30s dies from COVID-19
A breakdown of today's COVID-19 news in each state and territory
Saturday saw developments in COVID-19 news around much of the country. Here's a quick guide to what's new.Click on a link below to jump to your state or territory.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging young people who are complacent aboutto "think again" as she revealed that a woman in her 30s has died from the virus.
The woman in her late 30s from Sydney's CBD died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital yesterday.
She did not have any pre-existing health conditions prior to becoming ill.
She is one of two Sydney residents to die from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, as cases of the Delta outbreak soared passed 2000.
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The second person was a woman from south-western Sydney aged in her 70s. She passed away at Campbelltown Hospital.
There have now been eight deaths since the start of the Delta outbreak in Sydney last month, with authorities warning there would be more to come.
"If anybody thinks this is a disease just affecting older people, please think again," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
"Please note that younger people without pre-existing conditions can also fall victim to this cruel disease."
The number of young people seriously ill with COVID-19 in NSW hospitals is also on the rise.
Of the 141 people currently in hospital with the virus, 60 - or close to half - are under the age of 55.
A teenager and seven people aged in their 20s are among the 43 critically ill patients being treated in Intensive Care.
There were another, with at least 38 of those infectious in the community.
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Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the island state's coronavirus vaccine rollout will be broadened to include people in their 30s. © Rob Blakers/AAP PHOTOS Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein announced Pfizer vaccines will be available to people in their 30s. State vaccination clinics will open to the cohort from Monday, with people able to make bookings from Saturday."We want to do more," Premier Peter Gutwein told reporters. More than 23 per cent of eligible Tasmanians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to about 17.5 per cent nationally.