Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 5 April 2020
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As at 3pm on 5 April 2020, a total of 5,687 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 34 deaths.
Over the past week, there has been an average of 246 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from New South Wales, followed by Victoria and Queensland.
Cases of COVID-19 were reported across all ages:
- The median age of all cases is 47 years (range: 0 to 100 years)
- The median age of deaths is 78 years (range: 61 to 94 years)
Cases have been reported in aged care services. Cases have also been reported in home care settings. Two of the Queensland residential care cases were residents in a retirement village co-located with a residential facility.
There is a relatively equal ratio of male-to-female cases across most age groups. The higher proportion of females in the 20 to 29 age group is under investigation, as is the higher proportion of males in the 40 to 49 age group.
The national rate of increase of new cases over the last 24 hours was 4%. This has declined from 10% reported this time last week. However, it is too soon to tell whether this trend will be sustained.
Of cases with a reported place of acquisition over 60% have recent international travel history, including over 1,000 cases associated with cruise ships. It is likely the proportion of imported cases will reduce over the coming weeks as a result of the border restrictions imposed.
The proportion of cases under investigation in each state and territory has continued to decline, indicating that public health actions — including case identification and contact tracing — is improving.
To date, over 297,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Of those tests conducted around 2% have been positive.
View the latest information on our current situation and case numbers page.