Updates – Coronavirus in Australia

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Coronavirus in Australia – Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

Coronavirus Timeline

01 March 2020

OCEANIA

 1st death in Australia: a 78-year-old man in Perth who was among the 164 Australians flown out of Japan after being quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. His wife also tested positive to the virus and is currently in a stable condition in isolation at a Perth hospital.

29 cases in Australia of which: [source]

9 in Queensland
6 in New South Wales
9 in Victoria
3 in South Australia
2 in Western Australia

15 have recovered
10 are associated with the Diamond princess cruise ship
9 are receiving medical treatment at home
1 death

Incoming travel from Iran to Australia is banned starting Sunday. Appropriate level of travel advisory to Italy is being considered. But “it’s not possible to further isolate Australia,” said Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy, adding that the focus should be on detection and containment instead. [source]

28 February 2020

1 new case in Australia from the Diamond Princess cuise ship.

26 February 2020

1 new case in Australia is a former passenger of the Diamond Princess cruise ship. 8 of the 23 cases in Australia had been on the ship. [source]

23 February 2020

1 new case in Australia from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

22 February 2020

2 new cases in Australia (Victoria residents) from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, bringing the country’s total to 21 (of which 6 repatriated from the cruise ship in Japan)

21 February 2020

2 new cases in Australia: two Queenslanders women, aged 54 and 55, who had been evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

20 February 2020

2 new cases in Australia, passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

06 February 2020

1 new case in Australia, a 37-year-old Chinese woman part of the tourist group that was placed in quarantine. This is the 5th case in Queensland. 4 other cases have been confirmed in Victoria, 4 in NSW and 2 in South Australia to date.

05 February 2020

 1 new case in Australia (Queensland).

04 February 2020

1 in Australia (the third in Queensland): an eight-year-old child from Wuhan.