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

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Publication date: 
23 October 2020
Publication type: 
Infographic
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

As at 3pm on 23 October 2020, a total of 27,484 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 905 deaths and  25,015 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. 

  • Over the past week, there has been an average of 17 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from NSW.
  • 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 86 years (range: 27 to 106 years).
  • There is a relatively equal ratio of male-to-female cases across most age groups.
  • Following a peak of cases at the end of March, low numbers of cases were reported each day until early-June 2020. From mid-June 2020, cases increased and peaked in early August 2020 and then declined. Since late-September 2020, a low number of new cases continue to be reported each day.
  • Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, 80% were locally acquired.
  • 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 8,467,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted 0.3% have been positive.

View the latest information on our current situation and case numbers page.