NSW has recorded 233 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, to 8pm on Tuesday.
Research is under way in Queensland to investigate vaccine hesitancy in the state, examining differences within age groups and between brands.
New Zealand has administered two million doses of Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19.
A UK coronavirus study has found full vaccination reduces the risk of infection by the highly contagious Delta variant by up to 60 per cent.
As global infection numbers surpass 200 million, vaccine developments to combat the virus continue to make headway. From Europe to the Americas, read the latest global updates on the spread of the coronavirus.
Toy company Mattel has created a Barbie doll in honour of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine co-creator Professor Sarah Gilbert.
Two people have died — one a man in his 20s — from COVID in NSW as the state recorded 233 new cases overnight. It comes as Queensland recorded 17 new cases of the virus. SEE THE LATEST COVID UPDATES.
Victoria's first day without a new local COVID case in weeks is cause for "quiet celebration" but won't lead to an early restrictions reprieve, authorities say.
Callum Godde and Benita Kolovos
US President Joe Biden has urged Republican leaders in Florida and Texas to follow public health guidelines on the pandemic or "get out of the way".
Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville
The number of new coronavirus cases has fallen significantly in Spain and the Netherlands in recent days, authorities say.
The federal government's latest vaccination plan reveals drive-through hubs, retail and schools are being considered as sites to administer jabs.
New York will require proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms and other venues, Mayor Bill de Blasio says, making it the first big US city to do so.
Startling modelling shows Australia could still face a large annual death toll from COVID-19, as well as continued lockdowns, even with 80 per cent of the population vaccinated. SEE THE REPORT IN FULL
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People in the State’s north have fallen behind the rest of the country, according to new research from the Federal Government
The highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus has been found in Wuhan, prompting testing of all of the Chinese city's 12 million residents.
The Auditor General has revealed the SafeWA contact tracing app doubled in cost to $6.1 million in the space of seven months — and slammed its lack of data security.
Clive Palmer may actually play a bigger role than ever in the next Federal election.
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Japan has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19, and will only hospitalise the most serious of cases as the virus surges across the country.
Linda Sieg and Tim Kelly
Getting young Australians vaccinated early is crucial to reducing transmission of COVID — but even with 80 per cent of the population protected the nation could still face up to 2309 deaths each year.
Roy Hill’s new chief executive Gerhard Veldsman has warned the mining industry will not be able to deliver on its massive pipeline of projects without improving mobility on the second day of Diggers.
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South Korea is reporting its first two cases of the new Delta Plus COVID-19 variant, which has already become dominant in many countries.
Face mask and QR code compliance will be a focus of police in Sydney supermarkets, despite NSW's top doctor saying large outlets aren't a major concern.
Western Australia's coronavirus vaccination rollout remains the nation's slowest but authorities hope to get most adults jabbed by the end of the year.
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