Latest facts and figures on coronavirus

Australians quarantined on Christmas Island due to coronavirus have arrived back home.
Australians quarantined on Christmas Island due to coronavirus have arrived back home.

AUSTRALIA'S RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

* 15 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia: five in Queensland; four in New South Wales; four in Victoria; two in South Australia

* Eight of the earlier cases have recovered, other seven are in a stable condition

* All of the cases in Australia have come from Wuhan except one in NSW who had contact in China with a confirmed case in Wuhan

* Across 29 countries, there have been 72,436 confirmed cases, with 12,552 recovered

* 1868 deaths

* 242 Australians who were quarantined on Christmas Island returned to their homes on Monday

* 36 Australians will leave Christmas Island quarantine on Wednesday

* Evacuation of about 200 Australians on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, currently locked down in Japan, on Wednesday

* Evacuees will have five virus checks: one before flight, two during flight, one at the RAAF base and one at the Howard Springs camp, near Darwin, where they will spend 14 days in quarantine

* 16-person health team is travelling with cruise ship evacuees

* No positive virus detections have been recorded at the Howard Springs camp in the group of previous evacuees

* Those on the cruise ship who do not take up the flight offer will not be allowed to re-enter Australia for 14 days after eventually leaving the ship.

(Sources: Australian Health Department; China People's Daily)

Australian Associated Press