Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 21 August 2020
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As at 3pm on 21 August 2020, a total of 24,407 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 472 deaths, and 18,455 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19.
- Over the past week, there has been an average of 241 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from Victoria.
- COVID-19 cases were reported across all ages.
- The median age of all cases is 37 years (range: 0 to 106 years).
- The median age of deaths is 85 years (range: 30 to 103 years).
- There is a relatively equal ratio of male-to-female cases across most age groups.
- Following the peak of cases at the end of March, there have been a relatively low number of new cases reported daily between mid-April and early-June 2020. Cases have increased since mid-June. Since early-August 2020, the number of newly reported cases has begun to stabilise; however, high numbers of cases continue to be reported.
- Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, 21% have recent international travel history, including over 1,300 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 5,579,500 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted 0.4% 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.
View the latest information on our current situation and case numbers page.
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