Victoria has recorded another 1029 new locally acquired COVID cases and three deaths:
By comparison, NSW recorded only 180 new cases and one death:
The next chart plots daily cases across both jurisdictions with Victoria’s remaining stubbornly high and NSW’s cratering:
However, active cases are trending down across both jurisdictions:
More importantly, both hospitalisations and ICU admissions have fallen sharply from their peak:
In other news, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet reaffirmed that the state’s current restrictions on unvaccinated people will remain in place until 15 December when the state is expected to hit its 95% fully vaccinated threshold. Currently, 91.8% of NSW residents aged 16+ are now fully vaccinated, and 94.4% have had one vaccine dose.
Meanwhile, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has attacked the federal government for pandering to “extremist” views in urging the states and territories remove all restrictions on unvaccinated people when 80% of the population has been double-vaccinated. The unvaccinated have been told by Andrews that they will be segregated from everyday life until 2023.