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Current status

In Australia

As at 12:00 hrs on 4 March 2020, we have 41 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia.

  • 15 of the initially reported cases in Australia all had a direct or indirect travel history to Wuhan, China
  • 10 cases are associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan.
  • 10 cases are reported to have had a direct or indirect travel history to Iran
  • 4 cases are reported to have had a travel history to countries including Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Korea
  • 2 cases did not have a reported history of travel to any high risk countries and further investigations are pending

Of the total cases reported, 21 of these cases are reported to have recovered. 1 person associated with the Diamond Princess repatriation cohort has sadly died.

For questions about testing or the welfare of people with the virus, contact your state or territory health authority.

Across the world

Across the world, there have been over 91,800 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and over 3,100 reported deaths. Of confirmed cases reported globally, the case fatality rate is approximately 3.4%. The case fatality rate in countries and regions outside mainland China is 1.6%.

The majority of cases and deaths associated with COVID-19 have been reported from mainland China. There have been over 11,600 cases, including 188 deaths, reported from 76 countries and regions outside mainland China.

The majority of new cases continue to be reported from South Korea, Italy and Iran.

If you’re planning any overseas travel, or have returned from an at risk country, see and follow the travellers and visitors information below.

Why is there an alert

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The Australian Government has issued this health alert as a precaution, based on the latest and best medical advice.

Learn more about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out more about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect yourself.

Separate fact from fiction by reading coronavirus myth busters on the World Health Organization website. This includes information about when and how to wear a surgical mask.

This information copied from https://www.health.gov.au/