All Defence COVID-19 figures rise

Defence’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen by one to 69, its ‘recovered’ numbers by one to 58 and its deployed Operation COVID-19 Assist number by hundreds to 2633.

Victoria may finally be accepting the serious ADF help it would seem to need, with 1162 ADF personnel officially allocated to that state – although, as of yesterday’s update, only 446 are actually listed by Defence as engaged…

Victoria – 1162 personnel

  • 184 ADF personnel are involved in medical testing initiatives.
  • 159 ADF personnel are supporting Victoria Police checkpoints.
  • 103 assisting in other logistics roles, including the Police Assistance Line call centre in Ballarat.

*Note: Personnel in Joint Task Group headquarters, supporting roles, and those preparing for tasks are included in overall state-based figures but are not captured in the list of tasks.

The other states and territories are employing…

New South Wales – 726 personnel

  • 495 ADF personnel are supporting New South Wales police with border control checkpoints on the New South Wales-Victoria border.
  • 173 personnel are supporting state police quarantine, reception and repatriation efforts at Sydney airport and hotels.

Queensland – 545 personnel

  • 175 ADF personnel are supporting quarantine compliance management at airports and hotels.
  • 137 personnel are supporting state police with Queensland border controls.
  • 88 personnel are providing logistics support.
  • 73 personnel are providing support to Queensland Police to protect Indigenous communities.

Northern Territory – 84 personnel

  • 52 ADF personnel are providing support to Northern Territory Police to protect Indigenous communities.

South Australia – 108 personnel

  • 85 ADF personnel are supporting South Australia Police border control checkpoints.

Western Australia – 28 personnel

  • 16 ADF personnel are involved in quarantine assistance at Perth Airport.
  • 6 personnel are providing logistics support.

Australian Capital Territory – 5 personnel


Unfortunately and worryingly, the latest Defence COVID-19 case is listed as occurring in Melbourne.









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