SITREP for 31 Mar 2020

Author: James Sharp – Client Success & Community Manager

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation Updates

WHO SITREP – 70


693 224 confirmed (58 411 new)
33 106 deaths (3215 new)

WHO Global Risk Assessment: Very High

Source: WHO Sitrep – 70

US Extends Government Social Distancing Guidelines


President Trump on Sunday said he was extending the administration’s social-distancing guidelines for another 30 days through to the end of April.

Source: Wall Street Journal

NSW Introduces penalties for ignoring social distancing


Anyone in NSW who leaves their house without a “reasonable excuse” could spend up to six months in prison and face an $11,000 fine under an emergency ministerial directive gazetted overnight.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

International Health Organisation Updates

NEW ZEALAND
76 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. This is as at 9.00 am [NZST] March 30. The total number of confirmed and probably cases is 589. There have been 63 recovered cases.

Source: NZ MInistry of Health

Hong Kong
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 4pm today (March 30), the CHP is investigating 41 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the number of cases to 683 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 682 confirmed cases and one probable case).
Source: Hong Kong Govt (Asia)

SINGAPORE
As of 30 March 2020, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 35 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, of which nine are imported and 26 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad.

Source: Singapore MOH

INDIA
As of 5:45pm [IST] 28 March there are 1117
Active COVID 2019 cases.

Source: Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

ITALY
There are 75528 cases in Italy as at 6 pm [CEST] on 30 March. Cases recovered 14620.
The link below provides a break down by province.

Source: Protezione Civile

SOUTH AFRICA
No update from NICD since 27 March 2020 – total number of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1170

Source: South African Institute for Communicable Diseases

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

As of 30 March the CDC is reporting the following:
Total cases: 140,904
Total deaths: 2,405
Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)

Source: US Centre for Disease Control

National and
State Government Health Updates (Australia)

VIC DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

As of 1pm, [AEST] 30 March 2020, Victoria has 821 total confirmed cases, 29 people are in hospitals including four people in intensive care. Four people have died. Almost two thirds of cases are directly linked to overseas travel, and 26 were locally acquired with no know link to overseas travel or another confirmed case. In total, 248 people have recovered.

Source: VIC DHHS

NSW GOVT HEALTH
As at 8pm [AEST], Sunday March 29 2020, an additional 127 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 28 March, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 1,918.
Source: NSW Govt Health

QLD HEALTH
Queensland has 33 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 689.

Source: QLD Health

TASMANIAN DEPT OF HEALTH
No update from Tasmania DoH overnight as at 8 am 31 Mar 20 [AEST].

Source: Tasmanian Dept of Health

SA HEALTH
Six people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 305 confirmed cases in South Australia.
Source: SA Health

WA HEALTH
The Department of Health has reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 355.

Of these new cases, 27 are related to the cruise ship Artania. An additional two cases are related to cruise ships, including one from the Ruby Princess and one from Ovation of the Seas

Source: WA Health

NT HEALTH
There remain 15 Confirmed cases in the NT.
Source: NT Health

ACT HEALTH
As of 1:30pm [AEST] 30 March There has been one (1) new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the ACT’s total to 78.

ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, is today advising the Canberra community of the ACT’s first death from COVID-19.

The individual, a female in her 80s who acquired the disease overseas, died over the weekend at the Canberra Hospital.

Source: ACT Health

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