Coronavirus: At a glance - 18 March

More than 400 cases recorded in Australia, WHO orders countries to 'test, test, test' and induced sputum may be best for tests

Australia hits 400 COVID-19 cases


Australia is reporting that more than 400 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, including five deaths, with authorities saying the expected death rate will be under 1%, in line with South Korea (0.87%).

Worldwide, the novel coronavirus is now present in more than 150 countries, with more than 182,000 confirmed cases and more than 7000 deaths, according to figures from Johns