Defence adds 97th COVID-19 case

Defence added another confirmed case of COVID-19 today, bringing its total to 97.

The latest case was again ‘overseas’, bringing the total of cases contracted overseas to 44 – mostly in the Middle East, with one known and highly reported case in PNG.

The number of cases listed as recovered went up by one yesterday, bringing that total to 93.

Meanwhile, the number of personnel deployed on Operation COVID-19 Assist has dropped significantly since we last reported – now officially down to 1750 total across the country, although the mathematical total (below) of people actually on task is only 1271, plus another 30 embedded in various Australian Government agencies.

This total numbers will likely drop further after today’s announced ending of NSW/Victoria border support operations.


State-by-state breakdown

*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.

Queensland – 516 personnel

  • 427 ADF personnel are supporting quarantine compliance management efforts, including at airports and hotels.

Victoria – 316 personnel

  • 170 ADF personnel are supporting Victoria Police checkpoints
  • 6 personnel are assisting in other logistics roles
  • Total = 176

New South Wales – 369 personnel

  • 324 personnel are supporting state police quarantine, reception and repatriation efforts at Sydney airport and hotels.

Western Australia – 204 personnel

  • 160 ADF personnel are involved in quarantine assistance at hotels and at the Perth Airport.

South Australia – 104 personnel

  • 80 personnel are providing support to South Australia Police quarantine compliance management at six Adelaide metropolitan hotels and a regional hotel.

Northern Territory – 140 personnel

  • 76 ADF personnel are providing support to Northern Territory Police at vehicle checkpoints
  • 20 ADF personnel are supporting Australian Federal Police and Northern Territory Police quarantine compliance management.
  • Total = 96

Australian Capital Territory – 8 personnel










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