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 Hopkins University in the US.