Coronavirus (COVID-19) in brief – May 30, 2022

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in brief – May 30, 2022

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Publication date:

May 31, 2022

Publication type:

Guideline

Targeted audience:

General public

The description:

Like a 3 p.m. on May 30, 2022a total of 7,240,295 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 8,469 deaths and approximately 292,762 active cases.

  • Cases of COVID-19 have been reported at all ages:
    • The median age of all cases is 31 years (range: 0 to 110 years).
    • The median age of death is 83 years (range: 0 to 110 years).
  • There is a relatively equal ratio of male to female cases in most age groups.
  • In 2020, the number of cases reached an initial peak at the end of March. This was followed by a period of low case counts. In mid-June 2020, the number of cases began to increase before reaching a secondary peak in early August 2020. The number of cases gradually declined and remained low, with peaks occurring in mid-late December 2020 and in mid-late April 2021. From late June 2021, the number of cases increased and peaked in late September to mid-October 2021. From mid-December 2021, the number of cases increased sharply and peaked in January 2022.
  • To date, more than 71,853,000 tests have been carried out nationwide.
  • The table “cases in aged care services” shows the number of reported cases among care recipients in Australian government-funded residential and home care facilities in each state and territory.

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