Some 39 people have died in the latest reporting period in NSW and Victoria after contracting COVID-19.
In NSW, the daily death toll on Tuesday was 19, adding to the 20 deaths recorded in Victoria in the latest 24-hours.
The combined total compares to four deaths recorded across both states on Monday, following a weekend when 88 fatalities were registered nationwide.
LATEST 24-HOUR COVID-19 DATA:
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NSW: 7342 cases, 19 deaths, 1185 in hospital with 36 in ICU
Victoria: 9595 cases, 20 deaths, 527 in hospital with 31 in ICU
Tasmania: 829 cases, one death, 48 in hospital with one in ICU.