Where Australia sits on the global COVID case scale

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Australia is sitting at sixth in the world on a seven-day moving average of the countries most affected by COVID-19.

The country has climbed the global ranks as cases have rapidly increased across the nation as Omicron spreads.

The moving average for Australia sits at 42,178 new cases (as of January 4, 6am EST), this is just behind Turkey at 46,454 cases and in front of Argentina on 33,555.

Daily confirmed new cases (seven-day moving average). Source: John Hopkins University.

Daily confirmed new cases (seven-day moving average). Source: John Hopkins University.

To help give some perspective Turkey has a population of 84.34 million with about 61.9 per cent of its population fully vaccinated and a death rate of 0.9 per cent per 100 cases.

Argentina has 72.7 per cent of its eligible 45.38 million population fully vaccinated and has experienced a death rate of two per cent.

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Nationally Australia has 254,232 active cases which is almost one per cent of its 25.69 million population.

The national death rate is at 0.4 per cent and at 8.95 per 100,000 population, with 2270 deaths since the pandemic began.

America has a daily average of 486,000 cases over the past week, for its 329.5 million population and hit a new global record of almost a million new coronavirus infections in a single day.

The United States death rate is 1.5 per cent.

Australia's COVID cases. The first case of COVID-19 in Australia was reported 708 days ago on 1/26/2020. Since then, the country has reported 537,308 cases and 2270 deaths. Source: John Hopkins University.

Australia's COVID cases. The first case of COVID-19 in Australia was reported 708 days ago on 1/26/2020. Since then, the country has reported 537,308 cases and 2270 deaths. Source: John Hopkins University.

The UK has a seven day average of 169,208 cases across its 67.22 million population. Its death rate is 1.1 per cent.

While France has 144,312 cases in its rolling weekly average; Italy sits at 103,670; and Spain on 93,192 are also leading the global rolling COVID case tallies.

Globally, there have been 26,146,368 cases across the past 28 days and 184,880 deaths.

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