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Australia Covid News Live: NSW Cases Soar To 5,715 Cases, One Death; Victoria Reports 2,005 Cases And 10 Deaths; Qld 369 Cases

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We are reporting over 16,000 doses delivered through state run centres yesterday. That is double what it was a week ago, and a week ago is double what it was the week before that, so it is really ramping up which is fantastic.

We also hit another milestone today – 5 million vaccinations delivered through services. A huge effort. One of the biggest in Australia if not the biggest, and as the acting premier said, we have built one of the most vaccinated societies on earth. That puts us in just a fantastic position – a wall of immunity to meet Omicron and it means that we can go ahead with much more confidence than other places in the world …

I know Victorians are concerned about what summer might have ahead, but again, our current vaccination rates are very important in measuring our individual and collective protection. We know that two doses provide good protection against severe illness against hospitalisation, against ending up in ICU. The booster dose, and the evidence is increasing day by day, provides even greater protection against severe illness and hospitalisation.