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UPDATED May 18, 11.30am
NSW COVID-19 statistics
Last updated 8pm, 17 May 2020. Source: NSW Health
3076 people with confirmed cases including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities
416 active cases – (excluding persons recovered and lives lost)
This does not necessarily mean that these cases are infectious.
48 lives lost
368,805 people tested and cleared
Queensland COVID-19 statistics
0 New cases (last 24h)
1,055 Total cases
154,220 Total tests
6 Total lives lost
World Health Organization stats – UPDATED May 18, 2.42am AEST
Globally, as of 6:42pm CEST, 17 May 2020, (May 18, 2.42am AEST) there have been 4,534,731 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 307,537 deaths, reported to WHO.
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The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.
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