Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria aims to continue run of zero-case days, NSW restrictions set to stay, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff

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Summary

  • Victorians are hoping to record their 12th double ‘doughnut day’ with no local COVID-19 cases and no further deaths. Australia recorded its third day without a locally acquired case nationally for the first time since late February on Tuesday. 
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says families across the state should not expect further easing of restrictions on private gatherings before Christmas. NSW reached its third day of without a local COVID-19 case on Tuesday.
  • Victorians are being urged to watch online as Remembrance Day ceremonies are streamed for the first time in history. A minute’s silence will be held at 11am. Around the country, RSLs had to drastically cut back on traditional poppy sales due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Queensland looks set to welcome back Victorians in December, without having to quarantine. A decision is expected by the end of the month. The Sunshine State has recorded 55 days with no community transmission.
  • More than 300,000 people have now died of COVID-19 across Europe and countries are running low on ICU beds and hospital staff as the virus surges. The global tally of cases has passed 51.2 million, while the death toll has now exceeded 1.3 million.

Victoria aims to reach 12th day without a local case

Yesterday's COVID-19 numbers marked the first time since February 27 to 29 the nation as a whole had recorded zero local cases for three days straight.

Victoria recorded its 11th day in a row without a local case, as NSW reached its third. Queensland recorded 55 days with no community transmission.

Global cases pass 51.2 million

First off, let's take a look at the global figures according to Johns Hopkins University this morning.

The global tally of COVID-19 cases has passed 51.2 million – an increase of about 500,000 since the same time yesterday. The death toll has now exceeded 1.3 million.

More than 300,000 people have died of COVID-19 across Europe, according to a Reuters tally.

With just 10 per cent of the world's population, Europe accounts for almost a quarter of the deaths globally from the disease, and even its well-equipped hospitals are feeling the strain. You can explore our data centre (above) for the latest figures across the world.

Good morning

Good morning and welcome to our rolling pandemic coverage on this Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11.

It's Marissa Calligeros here and I will be with you for much of the day, bringing you the latest developments from across the country and the world.

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