COVID-19 live blog: Follow live breaking news throughout the day

And that concludes our live breaking COVID-19 coverage for today, Wednesday August 4.

NSW recorded another two deaths overnight – one of whom was a man aged 27, the youngest in the country to die from the virus – while also a reporting a further 233 cases in the last day.

In Victoria, residents started the day celebrating no local cases for the first time in a month, but the victory was short lived after a local case was confirmed this afternoon.

A total of 16 new local cases were reported in Queensland as health authorities there eye a lockdown extension. While in WA, one possible new local case is currently being investigated.

Thanks for sticking with us throughout the day, we will be back again first thing tomorrow to bring you more live updates.

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