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Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 17 January 2022

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Publication date: 
18 January 2022
Publication type: 
Infographic
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

As at 3pm on 17 January 2022, a total of 1,425,501 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 2,698 deaths, and approximately 708,180 active cases. 

  • Over the past week, there have been an average of 64,291 new cases reported each day.
  • COVID-19 cases were reported across all ages:
    • The median age of all cases is 30 years (range: 0 to 106 years).
    • The median age of deaths is 82 years (range: 5 to 106 years).
  • There is a relatively equal ratio of male-to-female cases across most age groups.
  • In 2020 case numbers reached an initial peak at the end of March. This was followed by a period of low case numbers. In mid-June 2020 case numbers started to increase before reaching a secondary peak in early August 2020. Case numbers gradually declined and remained low with spikes occurring in mid-late December 2020 and mid-late April 2021. From late June 2021, case numbers increased and peaked from late September to mid-October 2021. From mid-December 2021 case numbers started to increase again.
  • Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, 25% were locally acquired.
  • To date, more than 58,984,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted, 2.4% 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.