COVID-19 Update – Effective 31.03.20

30 Mar COVID-19 Update – Effective 31.03.20

As at 6:30am on 31 March 2020, there have been 4,359 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. There have been 266 new cases since 6:30am yesterday.

Of the 4,359 confirmed cases in Australia, 18 have died from COVID-19. More than 230,000 tests have been conducted across Australia.

Location Confirmed cases*
Australian Capital Territory 78
New South Wales 2,032
Northern Territory 14
Queensland 689
South Australia 305
Tasmania 65
Victoria 821
Western Australia 355
Total** 4,359
  • * Note that under National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System reporting requirements, cases are reported based on their Australian jurisdiction of residence rather than where they were detected. For example, a case reported previously in the NT in a NSW resident is counted in the national figures as a NSW case.
  • ** Includes Diamond Princess repatriation cases: Qld (3), SA (1), Vic (4), WA (2, including 1 death)


Overview of cases

Data used in the overview are based on confirmed cases reported from jurisdictions to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) at 11.59pm 29 March 2020.

This graph shows the number of confirmed cases by notification date. Interpret the most recently reported new cases shown in the graph with caution as there can be delays in reporting.

Confirmed cases are seen across all age groups.

Further information regarding the epidemiology of cases in Australia is provided in the weekly epidemiology reports.

Across the world

Across the world there have been more than 766,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 36,800 deaths.

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting other countries on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website. View the:


Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Prime Minister has activated the Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

To find out how the Australian Government is managing COVID-19, go to Government response to the outbreak.