Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 18 August 2022

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 18 August 2022

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Publication date: 
19 August 2022
Publication type: 
Infographic
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

As at 3pm on 18 August 2022, a total of 9,870,705 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 13,156 deaths, and approximately 185,747 active cases. 

  • COVID-19 cases were reported across all ages:
    • The median age of all cases is 31 years (range: 0 to 110 years).
    • The median age of deaths is 83 years (range: 0 to 110 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 77,547,000 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.