National News

Virus deaths rise, but below global trend

Australia's health chief has highlighted the nation's comparatively low mortality rate as the country reels from the second day of record coronavirus deaths.

Study to examine long-term virus recovery

New research led by an ICU specialist working at the epicentre of the Victorian outbreak will examine how Australia's most seriously-ill COVID-19 cases recover from the virus long-term.

Rain eases but winds, surf batter NSW

The heavy rains which caused flooding and three evacuation orders on the NSW South Coast are easing but howling winds and damaging surf are battering much of the state's coastline.

Vic death toll mounts as case numbers fall

Victoria has recorded Australia's deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic with 19 deaths, as the state reported its lowest number of new cases in almost two weeks.

NRL set to consider bigger COVID sanctions

The NRL will consider heavier sanctions for players and officials who breach the bubble, with Peter V'landys warning they are putting all Queensland teams at risk.