Coronavirus (COVID-19)

in Australia

Data is based on media reports and verified with updates from state and federal health departments. Last updated: 10.00am, 30 March 2020 (AEDT).  This site is run by volunteers. Please consider supporting it. New: The transmission sources page has new charts. (Work is ongoing but feedback is welcome).

Australia's trajectory and how we compare (rollover or tap)

This chart (log scale) is the best place to track whether our interventions are slowing the spread of COVID-19. It tells us whether we are speeding up or slowing down. This is where we look for a flattening of the curve. Use the bar above the chart to view regions and countries alone. (Updated at the end of each day. Data from global regions can be delayed by up to 24 hours. Last update: 9pm, 29 March 2020).

* How to read this chart: This chart begins at 100 confirmed cases for two reasons - it skips to the point of critical mass needed for comparison, and places all regions in the same moment in time in relation to the virus. Australia reached 100 cases ('Day 1') on 10 March, 2020. This chart not only shows the number of new cases, it shows the rate of growth. For an example of exponential growth, select USA in the bar at the top and look at the time it took to reach 10,000 cases (approx. 17 days) and the time it took to double that to 20,000 (approx. 2 days).

Where they are in Australia


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