With that, weâ€™ll wrap up the live blog for the day.
Hereâ€™s a recap of todayâ€™s news:
- New South Wales Covid numbers continue to soar, with a record 1,218 new cases and six deaths as pressure on the stateâ€™s hospital system reaches critical levels. Hospitalisations in the state are surging too. There are now 813 Covid patients in hospitals across NSW â€“ 35 more than Saturday. Currently 126 people are in intensive care, 54 of whom are on ventilators.
- The Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has ruled out the possibility of ending Covid lockdown this Thursday, after the state announced 92 new cases of community transmission on Sunday, its highest daily total this year.
- The Australian Capital Territory reported 13 new Covid cases, which were all linked.
- The health minister, Greg Hunt, expects to be able to make the Moderna coronavirus jab available to young Australians as the vaccination program ramps up in coming weeks.
Have a pleasant evening, weâ€™ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.