Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Adelaide's troubling coronavirus cluster has officially grown to 20 cases as South Australia reported five new infections on Tuesday.

* Four of the infections were linked to a family cluster in northern Adelaide while the other person was still being interviewed by authorities.

* The cluster has been traced to a quarantine hotel, where it's believed a cleaner contracted the virus from a surface.

* A further 14 people who are considered at high risk of being infected have been placed into quarantine and are awaiting test results.

* Testing numbers have surged to record levels in Adelaide as thousands of people come forward to be swabbed to head off a possible second wave of infections.

* Returned travellers and others in quarantine at a hotel in Adelaide have been told they will be moved and required to start their 14-day isolation period again.

* Queensland's health minister has defended a decision to rapidly close the state's border to Adelaide indefinitely.

* West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has taken aim at "appalling" criticism from the Morrison government amid continued debate about state border closures.

* NSW has chalked up a tenth day without any new locally-transmitted cases, but authorities have urged people not to drop their guard.

* Victoria's streak of no coronavirus deaths or new cases has been extended to 18 days, as authorities mull possible changes for its road borders with South Australia.

* Some South Australians quarantining in Tasmania after a coronavirus outbreak in Adelaide could be let out of isolation in a matter of days.

* A rapid COVID-19 test that delivers results in 10 minutes could hold the key to preventing outbreaks from hotel quarantine sites.

* The next federal election could cost upwards of $600 million if coronavirus pandemic measures are still needed.

* Employment grew modestly at the tail end of October, with a notable jobs recovery in Victoria as COVID-19 restrictions were eased.

* Positive news on a potential coronavirus vaccine has seen another solid rise in consumer confidence, a potential bonus for retailers heading into Christmas.



* Queensland's State of Origin camp remain in limbo on their NRL bubble exit with Valentine Holmes and Coen Hess unsure how they will to return to Townsville.

* Tennis World No.1 Novak Djokovic says he still does not know whether the ATP Cup will take place in Australia in January.



* There were 10 new cases recorded in Australia - five in SA, four in NSW and one in Qld.

* The national death toll is 907: Victoria 819, NSW 55, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).



* Cases: at least 55,350,663

* Deaths: at least 1,332,338

* Recovered: at least 38,494,441.

Data current as of 1730 AEDT November 17, taking in federal and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.