A case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed in Victoria.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said on Saturday morning a case of the respiratory condition had been confirmed in a man who last week returned from China.

It’s the first confirmed case in Australia.

The Chinese national in his 50s had been in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people which has been the epicentre of the outbreak.

Five people are undergoing testing for the virus in NSW and two in Queensland.

A number of people have already been cleared in both states.

The virus has already killed more than 40 people in China and infected upward of 1000 people around the world.