Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers

We are managing the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a health emergency. We will update this page every day with the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.

Current status

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic.

Currently, Australia does not have widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Find out how we are managing the outbreak to slow the spread.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance

This infographic provides a quick view of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Australia. We update it every afternoon based on the data we receive by 3.00pm from states and territories.

In Australia

As at 3:00pm on 7 April 2020, there have been 5,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. There have been 113 new cases since 3:00pm yesterday.

Of the 5,908 confirmed cases in Australia, 45 have died from COVID-19. More than 310,000 tests have been conducted across Australia.

Location Confirmed cases*

Australian Capital Territory


New South Wales


Northern Territory




South Australia






Western Australia



  • * Note that under National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System reporting requirements, cases are reported based on their Australian jurisdiction of residence rather than where they were detected. For example, a case reported previously in the NT in a NSW resident is counted in the national figures as a NSW case.
  • ** Includes Diamond Princess repatriation cases: Qld (3), SA (1), Vic (4), WA (2, including 1 death)

Daily overview of cases

Data used in the daily overview are updated every afternoon based on the data we receive by 3.00pm from states and territories.

To date, the majority of confirmed cases in all states were acquired overseas.

The majority of Australian confirmed cases acquired their infection overseas, including on board cruise ships or associated with recent  travel to Europe or the Americas.

Confirmed cases are seen across all age groups.

Further information regarding the epidemiology of cases in Australia is provided in the weekly epidemiology reports.

Tracing contact with confirmed cases from flights

States and territories are publishing details of flights where we now know that confirmed cases were on board.

You can check these lists to see whether you may have been in contact with a confirmed case.

See our advice for travellers page for more details.

Across the world

Across the world there have been more than 1.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 74,800 deaths.

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting other countries on the World Health Organization (WHO) website. View the:

If you’re planning to go overseas, keep up to date with the latest advice for travellers.

How we are managing the outbreak

The Prime Minister has activated the Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To find out how the Australian Government is managing COVID-19, go to Government response to the outbreak.

Last updated: 
7 April 2020

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