This page is lo longer being updated. However, The Courier will keep monitoring and updating the Victorian numbers on this page.
Australia seems be winning the war against coronavirus, with the infection rate slowing dramatically in the last week.
However, while South Australia recorded no new cases at the weekend, the numbers have still been increasing on the east coast states.
Many countries overseas, particularly in Europe and the United States are seeing tragic numbers of deaths, but Australia's death and infection rate remains comparatively low.
The conversation in Australia has now advanced beyond suppressing the virus, it is now about trying to find an appropriate exit to strict self-isolation rules without causing flare-ups of COVID-19.
TOTAL NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS IN AUSTRALIA
Positive tests: 7,045
Number of deaths so far: 98.
The figure was accurate as of 8pm on Sunday, May 17.
THE NUMBERS BY EACH STATE AND TERRITORY
Here we look at the statistics so far for each state. The way information is presented varies from health department to health department, so we have simply included the information available on their websites - some more comprehensive than others.
GRAPH: How the number of confirmed cases has increased
The health department websites are not always up to date. Where one of our figures varies will most likely be because there has been an official announcement before the latest figure goes online.
New South Wales
Confirmed cases: 3075
- More information from the New South Wales Health department.
Confirmed cases: 1561
- More information from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
Confirmed cases: 1055
- More information from the Queensland Health Department
Total cases: 439
- More information from SA Health
Confirmed cases: 554
Deaths: 9(2 overseas tourists who died in WA have been included)
- More information from the Western Australian Department of Health
Confirmed cases: 228
More information from the Tasmanian Department of Health
Confirmed cases: 29
- More information from the Northern Territory
Confirmed cases: 107
- More information from ACT health department
MAP: How many cases in each state and territory
MAP: The latest COVID-19 cases around the world
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