As at 11:00 hrs on 9 March 2020, we have 80 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), including 3 deaths, in Australia.

  • 40 in New South Wales
  • 12 in Queensland
  • 6 in South Australia
  • 2 in Tasmania
  • 8 in Victoria
  • 2 in Western Australia
  • 10 associated with the Diamond Princess cruise ship

Further details:

  • 15 of the initially reported cases in Australia all had a direct or indirect travel history to Wuhan, China
  • 10 cases, including 1 death, are associated with the Diamond Princess cruise ship repatriation flight from Japan
  • 16 cases are reported to have had a direct or indirect travel history to Iran
  • 21 cases are reported to have had a travel history to countries including Singapore, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Italy, Iceland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Cuba, Indonesia, Nepal and Taiwan
  • 18 cases, including 2 deaths, do not have a reported history of overseas travel
    • 15 of these cases are associated with an aged care facility in NSW. 2 residents of this facility have sadly died
    • 2 cases are either directly or indirectly associated with attendance at a workshop
    • 1 case is under investigation, with further details pending

Of the 80 Australian cases reported, 22 of these cases are reported to have recovered.

Source: AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

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