Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance – 8 April 2020
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As at 3pm on 8 April 2020, a total of 6,013 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 50 deaths.
- Over the past week, there has been an average of 165 new cases reported each day. Of the newly reported cases, the majority have been from NSW, followed by Vic and QLD.
- 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 80 years (range: 55 to 94 years).
- Cases have been reported in aged care services, including patients and staff. Cases have also been reported in home care settings. Two of the Qld 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 rate at which cases increases on average each day has fallen over the past fortnight from just over 13% to around 2%. However, it is too soon to tell whether this trend will be sustained.
- Of cases with a reported place of acquisition over 65% have recent international travel history, including over 1,100 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 319,000 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.