Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

Fears a Sydney quarantine hotel worker's virus case was transmitted locally have been dismissed.
Fears a Sydney quarantine hotel worker's virus case was transmitted locally have been dismissed.


* Authorities say the viral genome sequence from the recent COVID-19 case of a Sydney quarantine hotel worker does not match the virus strains seen in recent clusters in Australia.

* NSW reported another 24-hour period without any locally-transmitted cases and two diagnoses among international travellers in quarantine.

* Queensland also recorded two overseas cases, while Western Australia had three.

* Northern Territorians are embracing a new COVID-19 check-in system with more than 31,000 people downloading the smartphone application in the first week.

* Victoria moves to a "COVID normal" level of restrictions on Sunday, signifying the end of restrictions on community sport, hospitality venues, gatherings and visitors to the home. Mask rules will also be further relaxed.

* Victoria has been free of locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 36 days and with no active cases, has effectively eradicated the virus.

* Five international flights from Colombo, Doha, Hong Kong and Singapore are scheduled to arrive at Melbourne Airport on Monday, marking the start of the state's revamped hotel quarantine program.

* South Australia will resume accepting returned Australians on international flights from next week after arrivals were suspended because of a cluster of COVID-19 cases.

* Tasmania is also poised to receive the first of three repatriation flights, from Delhi.



* There were seven new cases recorded in Australia on Friday, all in quarantine: three in WA and two each in NSW and Queensland.

* The national death toll is 908: Victoria 820, NSW 55, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).



* Cases: at least 66,230,912

* Deaths: at least 1,524,457

* Recovered: at least 45,812,406

Data current as of 1800 AEDT December 4, taking in federal and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Australian Associated Press