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Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 21 April 2020

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Publication date: 
21 April 2020
Last updated: 
22 April 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
General public

As at 3:00pm on 21 April 2020, a total of 6,645 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 71 deaths and 4,291 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. 

  • Over the past week, there has been an average of 35 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 48 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, 64% have recent international travel history, including around 1,200 cases associated with cruise ships.
  • 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, over 439,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted 1.5% 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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