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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19:--NUMBERS* Confirmed cases in Australia: 5,795* Australian deaths: 40 (18 in NSW, 10 in Vic, four in Qld, four in WA, two in Tas, two in ACT).

Tests ramped up in NSW virus cluster areas

The number of new coronavirus cases in NSW has health authorities feeling optimistic while testing clinics are being set up in areas where community transmission has become a concern.

UN warns on home violence due to lockdowns

With more than 1.2 million people infected with the coronavirus, the UN chief has appealed for "peace at home" out of concern domestic violence was rising as the social and financial toll of the pandemic deepened.

Boris Johnson expected back at Number 10

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "doing well" and is expected to be back at his office shortly, housing minister Robert Jenrick says after the British leader was admitted to hospital.

Rise in asymptomatic virus cases in China

China has reported 39 new coronavirus cases, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases has also surged, as Beijing continues to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts.

Newitt holds fears for Tasmanian racing

Leading jockey Craig Newitt fears for the future of the Tasmanian racing industry following its shutdown by the government in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Warning on early access to super scam

Scammers are pretending to offer people financial relief from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by helping them access superannuation early.