Latest facts and figures on coronavirus

Tracey Ferrier

CORONAVIRUS - FACTS AND FIGURES

AUSTRALIA HAS HAD 34 CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

* 15 of the 34 cases were either Chinese tourists or residents recently returned from China. All 15 have cleared the virus.

* 10 of the 34 were infected after travelling on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Six of those 10 have cleared the virus and have left hospital.

* One of the 10 from the ship - 78-year-old James Kwan - died in a Perth hospital on Sunday. It was the first coronavirus death in Australia.

* Six other cases involve people recently returned from Iran.

* The final two cases are Australia's first person-to-person transmissions. One is a Sydney doctor, the other the sister of an infected man who recently returned from Iran. Neither recently travelled overseas.

FIRST PERSON-TO-PERSON TRANSFERS:

* Authorities don't yet know if the Sydney doctor was infected in a work or community setting.

* They are rushing to track down everyone he has had contact with.

* The infection pathway for the woman is more clear. Her brother recently returned from Iran and has also been diagnosed with the virus.

TENTH CASE FOR QUEENSLAND

* A 20-year-old man from China has been confirmed by Queensland health authorities as having COVID-19. He had travelled to Dubai for at least two weeks before entering Australia.

TASMANIA'S FIRST CASE

* Tasmania also confirmed its first case on Monday - a 40-year-old man who recently returned from Iran tested positive.

NEW GOVERNMENT POWERS

* Australians who test positive for coronavirus could be legally detained and questioned over their travel and contact history under biosecurity laws.

* Attorney-General Christian Porter told parliament the laws could also bar people or large groups going to shopping centres, schools or work.

TRAVEL BANS:

* Travel bans are in place for people travelling from China and Iran.

* Advice for Australian travellers to Italy has been upgraded, reflecting the outbreak in the Lombardy region.

GLOBAL IMPACT:

* Sixty countries have been impacted by the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province in December.

* There have been 88,000 confirmed cases, mostly in China, and 2980 deaths.

HEALTH

* COVID-19 is a respiratory illness accompanied by fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.

* It's spread by close contact with or cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person.

* Protective measures include washing your hands, and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

* People who have been in contact with someone confirmed to have coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days from the time they were in contact with that person.

* If you think you need to see a doctor, ring ahead so precautions can be taken and wear a mask to your appointment.

Sources: Federal government, WHO