CORONAVIRUS - FACTS AND FIGURES
AUSTRALIA HAS HAD 58 CONFIRMED CASES
* A Year 11 student at Sydney's Epping Boys High School has tested positive to COVID-19, leading the school to be shut
* Authorities don't yet know how the boy contracted the disease. The son of a Ryde Hospital healthcare worker, who was in contact with the 53-year-old doctor with coronavirus, his parent is not ill.
* Also in NSW, a second aged care worker and a further three residents have been infected at Dorothy Henderson Lodge, where earlier in the week a 95-year-old woman died from the virus.
* Four Australians have been caught up in yet another cruise-ship emergency, this time off the coast of California on the Grand Princess.
* Of the confirmed 58 cases, 22 are reported to have recovered and two have died
* Confirmed cases in NSW have more than doubled to 28
DEAL WITH THE STATES
* The estimated health costs of dealing with the virus are $1 billion
* The Morrison government has committed to a 50-50 funding deal with the states and territories to pay half the additional costs incurred by handling the coronavirus
* An immediate $100 million advance payment will be delivered, on a population basis, to the states and territories
* Travel bans have been extended to include South Korea, along with China and Iran
* People flying in from Italy will undergo advanced screening for the virus before being allowed entry into Australia
* About 85 countries have been impacted by the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province in December.
* There have been 95,265 confirmed cases, mostly in China, and more than 3350 deaths
SYMPTOMS AND HEALTH
* Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.
* It's spread by cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person.
* Washing your hands and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze are recommended provensions
* People must self-isolate for 14 days if they've been in contact with someone confirmed to have the virus
* If you need to see a doctor, ring ahead and wear a mask to your appointment.
Australian Associated Press