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Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 24 May 2020

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Publication date: 
24 May 2020
Last updated: 
26 May 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
General public

As at 3:00pm on 24 May 2020, a total of 7,109 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 102 deaths and 6,506 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. 

  • Over the past week, there has been an average of 9 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 47 years (range: 0 to 101 years).
    • The median age of deaths is 80 years (range: 42 to 96 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, since mid-April 2020 there has been a sustained and relatively low number of new cases reported daily.
  • Of cases with a reported place of acquisition, 62.1% 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 1,224,500 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted 0.6% 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.