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  • Due to the difference in reporting times between states, territories and the federal government, it can be difficult to get a current picture of how many confirmed cases of coronavirus there are in Australia.
  • Here, we’ve brought together all the figures in one place, along with comparisons with other countries.
  • Coronavirus latest totals for: Australia

    Active cases*
    Australian figures are sourced by Guardian Australia from state and territory media releases. *Active cases is the total number of cases with recovered cases and deaths subtracted. Global figures are from Johns Hopkins University. Australian data last updated 2020-04-28, Johns Hopkins University data last updated 2020-04-27
  • Guardian Australia has gone through every state and territory press release to construct and maintain an up-to-date database of coronavirus cases, as well as maintaining live data feeds from other groups collating data, such as Johns Hopkins University.
  • This is necessary to get a broader picture of how Covid-19 is affecting Australians and to track the impact of government measures.
  • This chart shows the “epidemic curve” for Australia with a timeline of measures introduced by the federal government. It aims to track our progress in “flattening the curve”, and the measures we have introduced to do so.
  • According to experts, the growth in new coronavirus cases in Australia is slowing, likely due to the decrease in travel-related cases. However there is still a long way to go in controlling the spread of Covid-19, and particular attention needs to be paid to the rate of community transmission.
  • The following chart shows the percent growth in cases, with a trend line based on a five-day average. Generally, we want both lines to be heading downwards towards zero:
  • This table has the number of deaths for each state and territory, as well as the number of patients requiring hospital treatment. It also includes the number of patients currently in intensive care, or requiring ventilators.

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