Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 23 August 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 23 August 2020

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Publication date: 
23 August 2020
Last updated: 
24 August 2020
Publication type: 
Infographic
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

As at 3pm on 23 August 2020, a total of 24,812 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 502 deaths, and 19,228 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. 

  • Over the past week, there has been an average of 220 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 5,706,500 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.