Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the rate of increase in coronavirus cases has fallen in Australia over the past week, showing the social distancing and self-isolation measures are working.

While the national death toll rose to 16 following the deaths of a woman in Queensland and a man in Victoria, Mr Morrison said the rate of increase had dropped from 25 to 30 per cent a day, to 13 to 15 per cent a day.

Adding the rates of increase were “still strong”, the Prime Minister unveiled a new app allowing users to navigate the latest advice and information about coronavirus in real-time.

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