NSW recorded 1485 new positive cases and three new deaths on Sunday.
There are 1030 people in hospital with the virus in the state, including 175 in intensive care and 72 on ventilators. Three of those in ICU are children.
Meanwhile, Victoria recorded 183 new local cases. This includes a guard at a Melbourne detention centre that holds asylum seekers.
The ACT had 15 new cases and Queensland recorded one. New Zealand has recorded 20 new cases.
Tension over the federal government's national plan has heated up again, with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian promising no statewide lockdowns "ever again" once an 80 per cent vaccination rate is reached.
Meanwhile, federal employment minster Stuart Robert said the Doherty modelling was "not set in stone".
He said on ABC's Insiders on Sunday morning that "anything could change next week".
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr agreed with Mr Roberts, saying the national plan states it is subject to change.'
Over in Victoria, Premier Dan Andrews said the fight again the virus will continue once the state hit the the 80 per cent target.
In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said the country tried to deport Auckland supermarket terrorist Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen for three years.
The country also recorded 20 new COVID-19 cases and one death.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the United States is reeling after Hurricane Ida killed 12 people in Louisiana and dozens more died in floods in the country's north-east.
A woman's rights protest in Afghanistan was stopped by the Taliban, with special forces firing shots to end the march.
In lighter news, Australians are still dreaming of international jaunts and our most lusted over holiday destinations have been revealed.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads and caregivers who are hopefully enjoying this Sunday, while also abiding by restrictions they may be under.
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