LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:
* Queensland is facing its biggest COVID-19 threat in a year with authorities extending the state's lockdown until at least 4pm on Sunday after 13 new local cases were reported on Monday.
* Queensland's chief health officer is encouraging people aged under 60 to talk to their GPs about getting AstraZeneca after long warning the vaccine is too risky for younger people.
* NSW has recorded 207 new local COVID-19 cases and another death, with an outbreak at an aged facility seemingly sparked by a Christmas in July event.
* Australian Defence Force troops have joined NSW police patrolling streets in Sydney's west and southwest to ensure COVID-19 health orders are being observed in virus hotspots.
* A Sydney nurse says she was sacked for giving soon-to-be expired doses of Pfizer vaccine to her daughter and two nephews.
* Victoria will limit the number of reasons border-bubble residents can cross to and from NSW after reporting two new local cases, with non-essential border movement banned.
* South Australians in Queensland have been urged to consider returning soon to avoid any tougher travel restrictions from the Sunshine State.
* Tasmania has extended its border closure with south-east Queensland until at least 4pm on Sunday.
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison says lockdowns will become more 'surgical' when coronavirus vaccination coverage hits 70 per cent of Australians, flagging smaller-scale lockdowns.
* Expert approval of the vaccination of all children aged 12 to 15 for COVID-19 could be given within weeks, after the timeline was revealed on Monday.
* The AFL fixture is facing another reshuffle in round 21, with Queensland's lockdown almost forcing the league to bring forward its pre-finals bye.
* Airlines are getting about $100 million in extra government support to prevent more job losses from the knock-on effects of Sydney's lockdown.
* Defence Minister Peter Dutton will spend two weeks in home quarantine with his family after his sons' school was linked to a coronavirus outbreak.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION NUMBERS:
* There have been 12,393,893 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Saturday, including 76,166 in the previous 24 hours.
* Of the total, 6,995,384 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 27,542 in the previous 24 hours).
* 6,471,147 have been issued in primary care (+26,288) and 524,237 in aged and disability facilities (+1,254).
* 5,398,509 have been administered by the states and territories, including 48,624 in the previous 24 hours.
* 1,660,319 have been administered in Victoria (+13,367), 1,509,706 in NSW (+14,497), 921,750 in Queensland (+3,391), 512,012 in Western Australia (+6,378), 396,440 in South Australia (+3,498), 166,836 in Tasmania (+5,244), 140,539 in the ACT (+2,028) and 90,907 in the NT (+221).
AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:
* Australia reported 222 local cases on Monday August 2: 207 in NSW, two in Victoria and 13 in Queensland.
* There were nine new overseas-acquired cases: two in NSW, two in Queensland, one in WA, three in Northern Territory, one in SA.
* The national death toll is 925: Victoria 820, NSW 71, 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 198,283,776
* Deaths: at least 4,224,015
* Vaccine doses administered: at least 4,112,844,213.
Data current as at 1730 AEST on August 2, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.
Australian Associated Press