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Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 17 April 2020

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Publication date: 
17 April 2020
Publication type: 
Infographic
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

As at 3pm on 17 April 2020, a total of 6,523 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 65 deaths and 3,819 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. 

  • Over the past week, there has been an average of 46 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from NSW.
  • Cases of COVID-19 were reported across all ages.
    • The median age of all cases is 47 years (range: 0 to 101 years).
    • The median age of deaths is 79 years (range: 42 to 95 years).
  • There is a relatively equal ratio of male-to-female cases across most age groups.
  • There has been a steady decline in cases. However, it is too soon to tell whether this trend will be sustained.
  • Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, more than 65% have recent international travel history, including around 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.
  • 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 391,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted 1.7% 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.

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