Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 17 March 2022
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As at 3pm on 17 March 2022, a total of 3,580,572 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 5,665 deaths, and approximately 319,310 active cases.
- Over the past week, there have been an average of 38,061 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 107 years).
- The median age of deaths is 83 years (range: 5 to 107 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 increased sharply and peaked in January 2022.
- To date, more than 65,010,500 tests have been conducted nationally.
- 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.