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.

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.

Coronavirus Australia, which is available from the Apple App Store and on Google Play, was launched alongside the Government's new WhatsApp feature.

In addition to the new features, the Federal Government detailed its $1.1 billion healthcare package.

The funding includes $669 million for Medicare subsidised telehealth services, $74 million for mental health support — including a dedicated coronavirus wellbeing hotline coordinated by BeyondBlue — $150 million for domestic violence initiatives and $200 million for emergency relief support.

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