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Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 12 April 2020

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Publication date: 
12 April 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

As at 3pm on 12 April 2020, a total of 6,313 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 59 deaths. 

  • Over the past week, there has been an average of 89 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from NSW, followed by Vic.
  • Cases of COVID-19 were reported across all ages.
    • The median age of all cases is 47 years (range: 0 to 100 years).
    • The median age of deaths is 79 years (range: 55 to 94 years).
  • There is a relatively equal ratio of male-to-female cases across most age groups.
  • The daily rate of increase in COVID-19 cases has fallen over the past fortnight, with the rate of increase in the past 24 hours being less than 1%, compared with 9% observed in the 24 hours a fortnight ago. 
  • Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, more than 65% have recent international travel history, including more than 1,200 cases associated with cruise ships. It is likely the proportion of imported cases will reduce over the coming weeks as a result of the border restrictions imposed.
  • The overall proportion of cases under investigation in each state and territory is relatively low, indicating that public health actions, including case identification and contact tracing, is occurring in a timely manner.
  • To date, more than 353,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted around 2% have been positive.
  • The ‘cases in aged care services’ table presents the number of cases that have been reported among care recipients in Australian Government subsidised Residential and In Home Care settings in each state and territory.

View the latest information on our current situation and case numbers page.