LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:
* There has been a surge of COVID-19 infections in NSW with 110 new local cases recorded. At least 60 of those people were circulating in the community for part or all of their infectious period.
* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian tried to quell concerns about the number of new cases spiking to triple figures - compared to 78 from the previous day - saying it reflected a record number of daily tests.
* People in the central-western town of Orange and its surrounds are in their first full day of a seven-day lockdown after a COVID-19 positive delivery driver from Sydney visited the area and infected another person.
* Victoria is "on track" to suppress its latest coronavirus outbreak despite a spike in new cases.
* The state recorded 22 new locally-acquired infections on Wednesday morning, all of which are linked to known outbreaks.
* Health Minister Martin Foley said 16 of the cases were isolating while infectious, and the remaining six pose a low risk to the community as they visited few exposure sites.
* To help soften the blow of the seven-day lockdown extension, the Victorian government is offering an additional $282.5 million in grants to 90,000 businesses.
* South Australia has reported one new case plus an additional six on Wednesday, taking its COVID cluster to 12 on the first full day of a week-long statewide lockdown.
* Of the six additional cases, which will be included in Thursday's figures, five are linked to an Adelaide winery and the other to a Greek restaurant in the city.
* In Western Australia, three crew members from a coronavirus-infected cargo ship have been moved to hotel quarantine in Perth after 10 of their colleagues tested positive.
* Queensland will declare parts of regional NSW a hotspot from 1am on Thursday as the state works to prevent the Delta strain spreading from locked down areas around Australia.
* Scott Morrison has appealed for Australia's expert immunisation panel to change its AstraZeneca vaccine age recommendation.
* National wage subsidies will not be reintroduced despite millions of workers losing pay cheques as coronavirus lockdowns sweep Australia.
* The prime minister is adamant weekly disaster payments of between $375 and $600 will provide rapid support to people suffering hardship during outbreaks.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:
* There have been 10,470,033 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Tuesday, including 174,589 in the previous 24 hours.
* Those figures are made up of 7,448,618 first doses (36.12 per cent of Australians 16 and over) and 2,994,218 second doses (14.52 per cent).
* Of the total, 5,909,786 have been administered by the Commonwealth, including 102,842 in the previous 24 hours.
* 4,560,247 have been administered by the states and territories, including 71,747 in the previous 24 hours.
* 1,431,625 have been administered in Victoria (+15,102), 1,235,315 in NSW (+23,696), 801,602 in Queensland (+13,566), 419,979 in Western Australia (+8169), 331,603 in South Australia (+6275), 145,229 in Tasmania (+1664), 114,286 in the ACT (+1688) and 80,608 in the NT (+1587).
AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:
* Australia reported 133 local cases on Tuesday: 110 in NSW, 22 in Victoria and one in SA. That figure does not include six additional cases announced in SA which will be officially tallied on Thursday.
* There were seven new overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine: two each in NSW and WA, and one each in Victoria, Queensland and SA.
* The national death toll is 915: Victoria 820, NSW 61, 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 191,451,690.
* Deaths: at least 4,118,473.
* Vaccine doses administered: at least 3,912,144,148.
Data current as at 1730 AEST on July 21, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.
Australian Associated Press