Australian Covid News Update Live: NSW Records 935 Cases, Four Deaths; Cowra enters confinement; Victoria records 567 cases; at least one case in NT | Australia News
The Morrison government ruled out Australia’s concerns Pfizer supplies could face a shortage next month.
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said last week’s national cabinet meeting of federal, state and territorial leaders was made aware of a potential issue.
“I don’t know how big the problem is, but there is a problem with Pfizer’s vaccine supply in October,” he told reporters in Melbourne on Monday.
âIt is not the fault of the federal government. I’m not blaming anyone, I’m just making a point.
Corn Federal Minister of Health Greg Hunt said the issue, which involved the timing of an expedition, was resolved over the weekend.
“We expect all of our scheduled deliveries under contract to arrive in full,” he told reporters.
Hunt said Australia would go from 10 million doses of Pfizer mRNA vaccines and Moderna received this month to over 11 million in October.
âEach state and territory receives all of its allocations,â he said.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr wants more doses for immunization centers run by states and territories rather than general practices and primary health care networks.
Hunt said GPs had been the backbone of Australia’s deployment.
“Whether someone is vaccinated at a state clinic or a Commonwealth clinic, whether they are vaccinated at a general practitioner or a pharmacy, what matters is that they are vaccinated,” he said. he declares.
Moderna began arriving in the states and territories on Monday after the first shipment landed last week, with pharmacies being the primary point of administration.
Australia has fully vaccinated 47% of its population aged 16 and over, while 72% received a first dose.
The ACT leads the country in double-dose coverage with 56.3%, ahead of New South Wales at 53% and Tasmania at 52.2%.
Victoria and South australia vaccinated 44.1% of those over 16 while Queensland and Washington are at 41.8%.
The NT has a two-dose vaccination rate of 47.8%.
Victoria recorded 567 new cases and one more death on Monday.
NSW has reported four deaths and 935 new local cases, the lowest daily increase in infections in the state since late August.
There were seven new cases in ACT, the first single-digit increase in nearly a month.
Darwin recorded a new case of local coronavirus in a man who returned from NSW via Brisbane.
While 24 close contacts were forced into two-week isolation, the NT government decided not to impose a lockdown as it went straight from the airport to quarantine.