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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:

* The Delta coronavirus strain that has caused devastation in India and the UK has been detected in Victoria's latest outbreak.

* The state's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the strain has not been linked to any of the other cases in the current outbreak, which means it is not related in terms of transmission.

* Genomic sequencing from two cases in a West Melbourne family has revealed they are infected with the Delta variant. It remains unclear how those family members, who also travelled to Jervis Bay in NSW, contracted the virus, but the possibility that they picked up the virus in NSW has not been ruled out.

* Victoria recorded four new local cases on Friday, taking that West Melbourne cluster to seven.

* The total number of infections in the outbreak has reached 65, but one person has recovered, meaning there are 64 active cases.

* Victoria will receive an extra 142,000 Pfizer doses over the next week, responding to soaring demand triggered by an ongoing outbreak.

* The Pfizer vaccine will be available nationwide for all 40 to 49 year olds from next week.

* All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 16 can now access vaccines.

* The Victorian and federal governments have agreed to a quarantine facility to be built in that state, with the Commonwealth funding construction and the state funding operations and running it.

* Cost-sharing of lockdown disaster payments will be split, with the federal government paying households and the states supporting businesses.

* There will also be mandatory reporting of aged care worker vaccinations from mid-June, but expert advice is being sought on the benefits and risks of mandatory vaccination of workers.

* Next national cabinet meeting will be face-to-face in Darwin in early July.

* A group of returned travellers quarantining in an Adelaide medi-hotel have been moved to another facility amid concerns they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

* The 18 people were moved from the Peppers Hotel to the Pullman Hotel on Friday after a toddler returned a positive test this week.

* Plans to increase the Howard Springs COVID-19 quarantine facility's maximum capacity are lagging, along with NT Health's staff recruitment drive for the centre.

* Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk insists her plan for a quarantine camp isn't dead, despite the federal government doing a deal to build a centre in Victoria. She says "a lot of negotiation" is still happening with the Commonwealth.

AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:

* There have been 4,786,362 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Thursday, including 143,659 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 3,030,828 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 86,406 in the previous 24 hours).

* 2,660,233 have been issued in primary care (+81,255) and 370,595 in aged and disability facilities (+5151).

* 1,755,534 have been administered by the states and territories, including 57,253 in the previous 24 hours.

* 557,794 have been administered in Victoria (+21,475), 477,265 in NSW (+15,410), 255,946 in Queensland (+10,091), 183,397 in Western Australia (+3,962), 119,292 in South Australia (+3411), 71,622 in Tasmania (+0), 52,596 in the ACT (+1242) and 37,622 in the NT (+1662).

AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Australia reported four new locally acquired virus cases on Friday, all in Victoria.

* There have been three new overseas acquired cases recorded in hotel quarantine: Two in Victoria and one in South Australia.

* The national death toll is 910: Victoria 820, NSW 56, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 7, SA 4, ACT 3 (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).

GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:

* Cases: at least 172,161,792

* Deaths: at least 3,701,814

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 2,011,372,042

Data current as of 1700 AEST on June 4, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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