COVID-19 Infection rate falls below one, raising hopes virus is fading

Published in The Financial Review 14 April 2020

One of the federal government's top advisers says the key measure of Australia's COVID-19 infection rate has fallen below 1 – the point at which the virus begins to fade.

James McCaw

Professor James McCaw

Melbourne University mathematics professor James McCaw, a co-author of the Doherty Institute epidemiological modelling released last week, said his team had been making estimates of the effective reproduction rate – known as the "Reff" – about twice a week, and are looking to release a public version of the number. Read more...

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Prof James McCaw