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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Wednesday, May 6


The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 6.


* The national death toll is 97 - NSW 46, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6 (includes 2 Qld residents who died in NSW and are included in both the Qld and NSW counts), SA 4, ACT 3.

* 11 of 17 new coronavirus cases in Victoria are connected to a cluster at a meatworks facility in Melbourne's west, bringing the total number of cases at that facility to 45.

* 6856 cases have been recorded in Australia but only around 960 remain active, with 25 new cases and 27 in intensive care.

* Deaths at Newmarch House, the western Sydney aged care home, have hit 16.

* More than 660,000 people have been tested in Australia, out of a population of 25.7 million.

* More than five million of an estimated 16 million people have registered for the federal government's coronavirus tracing app, COVIDSafe, since April 26.



* National cabinet will on Friday decide whether to relax some coronavirus measures across the country.

* National cabinet has set a July target to "reignite" business and industry.

* Reopening of Australia's international borders is still a long way off.

* Businesses that ban people from entry unless they have downloaded the government's coronavirus contact tracing app may face up to five years in jail and a $63,000 fine under proposed new federal laws.

* Victorians will get $490 million in tax relief split between payroll tax relief and forgone premiums under WorkCover.

* In NSW, households are now allowed two adult visitors and their children. Most beaches are open for exercise, swimming and surfing only. Property inspection restrictions will be lifted from next weekend.

* In WA, up to 10 people can gather for non-contact recreational activities while open homes and display villages are also permitted.

* In Queensland, people can now travel 50km from their residence to visit parks, have picnics and jet ski. Shopping for non-essential items is also permitted while cafes and restaurants will open in June at the earliest.

* The Northern Territory has relaxed restrictions on parks, golf, fishing and swimming. Restaurants and bars are to reopen with a two-hour limit on May 15 followed later by bans on entertainment venues.

* Restrictions on funeral attendance and travel to regional areas will be the first major restrictions to be lifted in South Australia, which has already reopened playgrounds and skate parks.

* Tasmania will ease restrictions on aged care home visits next week and announce its road map towards releasing other social clamps on Friday.

* Victoria has no plans to lift restrictions until May 11 at the earliest.

* Queensland kindergarten, prep, grade 1 and year 11 and 12 students will return to classrooms full time from May 11 with schools expected to be fully operational by May 25.

* NSW students will start attending school in stages starting from May 11.

* Western Australia hopes all students will return to classes by May 11.

* Still open: supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, public transport, some schools, hairdressers, petrol stations, postal and freight services, bottle shops, newsagents, retail shops. Restaurants restricted to takeaway and delivery in most states.



* A Melbourne meat-processing facility at the epicentre of a growing cluster of coronavirus cases in Victoria recorded its first case more than a month ago.

* Supermarkets must increase payments to dairy farmers now suffering through the coronavirus crisis after enduring recent devastating natural disasters, the federal government says.

* Qantas has extended the suspension of domestic and trans-Tasman flights to the end of June, and international flights until the end of July.



* NRL clubs will resume group training on Wednesday after officially agreeing to an 80 per cent pay cut for the rest of the season.

* A-League soccer clubs are preparing for competition to re-start in August, despite no official word from Football Federation Australia.

* If COVID-19 cases continue to decline, the AFL season could resume end of June and without quarantine hubs the federal government says.

* Tennis' governing bodies have set up a $9.3 million fund to help players affected by the sport's shutdown.



* $4 billion a week is being shed from the economy under current restrictions.

* Treasury has estimated the economy will take a $50 billion hit in the June quarter.

* About one million people have lost their jobs during the pandemic, with Victoria the worst-hit state.

* Wages have dropped 8.2 per cent

* 18.5 per cent of Australians aged under 20 lost their jobs.

* Job advertisements suffered their largest ever fall in April - at 53 per cent - with 27 per cent of arts and recreation jobs lost and one in three accommodation and food sector jobs gone.



* Cases: at least 3,714,924

* Deaths: at least 257,301

* Recovered: at least 1,235,717

*Data current as at 0730 AEST May 6, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates.

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