Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

Australian travellers can again cross the Tasman quarantine-free after a year of restrictions.
Australian travellers can again cross the Tasman quarantine-free after a year of restrictions.


* Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to undergo a "big reset" with details to be announced on Thursday.

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with state and territory leaders on Monday for national cabinet, with a further meeting scheduled for Thursday.

* In a statement issued following the meeting, Mr Morrison said the leaders had agreed in-principle to a series of changes to the vaccination strategy to be considered at the next meeting.

* He said that would include options to bring forward the commencement of vaccinations for over 50 year olds under the priority group 2a, and the readiness of more state and territory-operated vaccination sites.

* The national strategy's priority will remain vaccinating people in the 1a and 1b groups, with all states to prioritise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for over-50s.

* Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said no formal proposal was made to allow Australians returning from overseas to undertake home quarantine.

* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian earlier said all states and territories should be "far less rigid" in the approach to the vaccine rollout.

* Mr Morrison said ahead of the meeting there were strong arguments to bring forward the date of vaccinating those over 50.

* The Tasmanian government is stepping up to vaccinate some 12,000 aged care and disability workers that were meant to be covered by the federal COVID-19 immunisation rollout.

* Victorian authorities are expecting "significant demand" for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as the state resumes rolling it out despite ongoing concerns about potential side effects.

* The Western Australian government is being accused of complacency as a second coronavirus infection control breach emerged at Royal Perth Hospital.

* Scammers are targeting South Australians with fake promises of early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, with Premier Steven Marshall describing the con as "despicable".

* The New Zealand government concedes thousands of families will remain separated, even as it relaxed border policies with Australia on Monday allowing some partners to reunite with loved ones.


* There have been 1,586,252 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Sunday, including 9084 in the past 24 hours.

* Of the total, 939,626 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 6290 in the past 24 hours).

* 766,741 have been doled out in primary care (+17,947), and 172,885 in aged and disability facilities (+534).

* 646,626 have been administered by the states and territories, including 2794 in the past 24 hours.

* 173,852 have been administered in NSW (+0), 164,045 in Victoria (+1492), 122,865 in Queensland (+0), 76,244 in Western Australia (+162), 46,591 in South Australia (+437), 28,933 in Tasmania (+212), 21,332 in the ACT (+480), and 12,764 in the NT (+11).


* Australia reported no locally-acquired virus cases on Monday. There were 24 new overseas-acquired cases in quarantine: eight in NSW, six in SA, four each in Victoria and the NT, and two in WA.

* The national death toll is 910: Victoria 820, NSW 56, 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).


* Cases: at least 141,422,630.

* Deaths: at least 3,020,112.

* Recovered: at least 80,802,937.

Data current as of 1900 AEST on April 19, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

Australian Associated Press