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 by 9pm AEST with the current situation, latest case numbers and related information.

At a glance

Our data is collated and updated every day by 9pm AEST and reflects the previous 24 hours.

COVID-19 was first confirmed in Australia in late January 2020. This page provides a number of visual representations of information about COVID-19 in Australia since that time.

This 'at a glance' infographic includes all of the COVID-19 numbers, charts and tables on this page.

Total cases, recoveries, deaths, and new cases in the last 24 hours

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, recovered cases, deaths, and new cases in the last 24 hours, recorded in Australia since 22 January 2020.

Note: States and territories provide these figures daily. Due to the dynamic nature of case data, state and territory health departments may revise their daily numbers. Where previously reported cases are excluded after further investigation this may result in a reduction of total case numbers.

On 3 July, 189 historic cases reported in crew members on board a ship were classified as Australian cases and included in NSW totals.

 

Total cases and deaths by state and territory

Total COVID-19 cases and deaths by states and territories

This table shows the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in each state and territory since 22 January 2020. State and territory totals reflect where a person has been tested and undergoing public health management, this may differ from their normal place of residence.

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The number of confirmed cases and deaths reported in each state and territory since 22 January 2020. State and territory totals reflect where a person has been tested and undergoing public health management, which may differ from their normal place of residence.

The majority of confirmed cases and deaths are from NSW.

Daily reported cases

Daily and cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases in Australia

This graph shows the total number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases reported each day by states and territories and the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported over time. These figures are collated and updated by 9pm AEST and reflect the previous 24 hours.

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This bar chart shows the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases by notification received date.

The line graph shows the cumulative number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases by notification received date.

The bottom axis shows the notification date.

The vertical axis on the left shows the number of new COVID-19 cases, represented by the bars.

The vertical axis on the right shows the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases.

The first cases of COVID-19 in Australia were identified in January. The number of new cases rapidly increased and peaked in March. Since mid-April there has been a sustained and relatively low number of new cases reported daily.

Cases by source of infection

Australian COVID-19 cases by source of infection

This table shows the sources of infection as a percentage of total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia since 22 January 2020.

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For the total number of confirmed cases in Australia, this table shows the source of infection as a percentage.

The source of infection for confirmed cases of COVID-19 can be described as:

  • overseas acquired — the person was infected while overseas (including at sea)
  • locally acquired — contact with a confirmed case — the person was infected in Australia through contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
  • locally acquired — contact not identified — the person was infected in Australia, but the source of infection is not known
  • under investigation — the source of infection has not yet been determined, but is currently being investigated through public health actions


The majority of all confirmed cases were acquired overseas. Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, more than half have recent international travel history.

The number of cases currently under investigation should ideally be as low as possible. Knowing the source of infection assists in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases by source of infection by state and territory

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each state and territory since 22 January 2020 by source of infection.

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This horizontal bar chart shows the source of COVID-19 infection and the total number of cases by state and territory.

The top axis shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The vertical axis shows each state and territory: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.

Each bar represents the number of cases by state that were acquired overseas, acquired through contact with a confirmed case in Australia, acquired in Australia with no link to another case indicating possible community transmission, and cases still being investigated.

The source of infection for confirmed cases of COVID-19 can be described as:

  • overseas acquired — the person was infected while overseas (including at sea)
  • locally acquired — known contact — the person was infected in Australia through contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
  • locally acquired — unknown contact — the person was infected in Australia, but the source of infection is not known
  • under investigation — the source of infection has not yet been determined, but is currently being investigated through public health actions


The majority of all confirmed cases were acquired overseas. Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, more than half have recent international travel history. The number of cases currently under investigation should ideally be as low as possible. Knowing the source of infection assists in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Cases and deaths by age and sex

COVID-19 cases by age group and sex

This graph shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for males and females by age group since 22 January 2020.

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This bar chart shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for males and females by age group since 22 January 2020.

The bottom axis shows the age breakdown in 10-year intervals from zero years old to greater than 90 years old.

The vertical axis shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The proportion of COVID-19 cases in males and females is roughly equal.

The majority of all cases are reported in those aged 20 to 79 years. The number of cases is highest in the 20–29 years age group. The highest rate of disease is among those in the 60–69 years age group, followed closely by the 70–79 years age group.

Children make up a very small proportion of cases nationally.

COVID-19 deaths by age group and sex

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 deaths for males and females by age group since 22 January 2020.

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This bar chart shows the total number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in Australia for each age group and sex since 22 January 2020.

Deaths have been reported in those aged between 42 and 96 years. The majority of deaths have been reported in males aged between 70 to 89 years.

The bottom axis shows the age breakdown in 10-year intervals from zero years old to greater than 90 years old.

The vertical axis shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths.

Tests conducted and results

Total COVID-19 tests conducted and results

This table shows the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted and the percentage that returned a positive result, in Australia and in each state and territory, since 22 January 2020.

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This table shows the total number of tests conducted in Australia and in each state and territory, since 22 January 2020. This number is not reflective of the number of people that have been tested, but the total number of tests completed, as individuals can be tested multiple times.

The testing positivity rate is also displayed. This figure represents the percent of all tests that have returned a positive result for COVID-19.

To date, over 2 million tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted, less than 1% have been positive.

Cases admitted to hospitals

Current COVID-19 cases in hospitals and Intensive Care Units (ICUs)

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 cases currently admitted to hospital, including cases in ICUs, in Australia and each state and territory.

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This chart shows the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospital, including cases in ICU, in Australia and each state and territory.

Each bar represents those in ICU and those not in ICU.

The bottom axis shows the number of COVID-19 cases.

The vertical axis shows the Australian total and each state and territory: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.

Cases in aged care services

COVID-19 cases in aged care services – residential care

This graph shows the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people living in Australian Government–subsidised residential aged care facilities.

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This graph shows the number of confirmed cases, deaths and cases recovered since 22 January in those who receive Australian Government–subsidised residential care in each state and territory.

Residential care means people who live in an Australian Government–subsidised aged care facility.

Each bar represents the number of active cases, recovered cases and deaths.

The bottom axis shows the number of COVID-19 cases.

The vertical axis shows the Australian total and each state and territory: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.

The majority of cases and deaths reported in residential care in Australia are in NSW.

COVID-19 cases in aged care services – in-home care

This graph shows the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases, deaths and recovered cases, in Australia and each state and territory, for people receiving Australian Government–subsidised care in their own home.

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The number of confirmed cases, deaths and cases recovered since 22 January in those who receive Australian Government–subsidised in-home care in Australia and in each state and territory.

In-home care means people who receive Australian Government subsidised care in their own home.

Each bar represents the number of active cases, recovered cases and deaths.

The bottom axis shows the number of COVID-19 cases.

The vertical axis shows the Australian total and each state and territory: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.

The majority of cases reported in In-home care in Australia are in NSW.

How Australia compares with the world

Learn more about the international situation from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Read their daily situation reports and check the WHO COVID-19 dashboard.

Last updated: 
12 July 2020

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