— With AAP.
Australian coronavirus cases surges to 1072.
As of Sunday morning, March 21, there are 1072 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia. Every few hours, that number continues to rise.
At the time of reporting, there are 436 cases in New South Wales – the epicentre of coronavirus in Australia. There are 229 cases in Victoria, 221 cases in Queensland, 90 in Western Australia, 67 in South Australia, 16 in Tasmania, nine in the ACT and nine in the Northern Territory.
In South Australia, ten people from a US tour group are among 17 new positive coronavirus cases in South Australia.
South Australia expects the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic to hit in late April or early May, though Premier Steven Marshall said the modelling was changing constantly.
“We need to do two critical things. One is to slow the spread of this disease and to reduce the peak, pushing…