Author: James Sharp – Client Success & Community Manager
Seven new countries/territories/areas (African Region , Eastern
Mediterranean Region , European Region , and Region of the Americas ) have reported cases of COVID-19.
Source: WHO Sitrep – 59
NSW has joined Victoria in lifting truck curfews, allowing supermarkets to receive deliveries 24 hours a day.
South Africa’s President Ramaphosa announced that the COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a national state of disaster.
Source: South African Govt
From midnight, Friday 20 March, all non-essential travellers departing for Tasmania will be quired to quarantine for 14 days. This will not apply to essential travellers such as health workers, emergency workers, defence personnel, air and ship crews etc.
Source: Tas Govt
The prudential regulator has called on banks to deploy some of their large equity capital buffers towards new lending to support borrowers struggling through the COVID-19 crisis, joining the Reserve Bank and Treasury in unprecedented emergency regulatory action aimed at fending off economic shocks.
Eight new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand have been confirmed today, bringing the total number of cases to 28.
As with the cases confirmed yesterday, these new cases are all related to overseas travel. That’s an important point as it means there is no evidence of community transmission in New Zealand at this point.
Source: NZ MInistry of Health
As of 19 March 12pm (JST) 805 cases have been confirmed in Japan.
Japan have published a map of cases by prefecture located here
Source: Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare (Asia)
As of 19 March 2020, 12pm (SST), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 24 imported and eight local cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
Source: Singapore MOH
Total number of Active COVID 2019 cases across India: 149
Update as of 6pm (CEST) 19 March.
The total number of positive cases in Italy is 33,190
The link below provides a break down by province.
Source: Protezione Civile
As of 19 March 2020 6 pm (SAST), the NICD confirms 34 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 150 people, the majority of whom are based in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces respectively.
Source: South African Institute for Communicable Diseases
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As of 19 March 6pm (AEST) the CDC is reporting:
Source: US Centre for Disease Control
VIC DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
No update from DHHS overnight. As of 18 March there are 121 cases of Covid-19 in Victoria
Source: VIC DHHS
NSW GOVT HEALTH
As at 6pm (AEST) yesterday, an additional 40 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since our last update at 11am, March 18, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 307.
Source: NSW Govt Health
Queensland has 55 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 144.
Source: QLD Health
TASMANIAN DEPT OF HEALTH
The total of cases in Tasmania remains at 10.
Source: Tasmanian Dept of Health
As of 6am (AEST) this morning, five people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 42 confirmed cases in South Australia.
Source: SA Health
The Department of Health has reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 52.
Source: WA Health
There are no cases of COVID-19 currently in the NT
Source: NT Health
The ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, has advised that a fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the ACT.
Source: ACT Health
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