Sixth coronavirus case confirmed

14 March 2020

Dr Scott McKeown, Acting Director of Pubic Health

Sixth coronavirus case confirmed

A woman in her 60s has tested positive for coronavirus in Tasmania.

She is in a stable condition and currently in isolation at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The latest case was identified as a close contact during the public health investigation of a previous Tasmanian case, who recently travelled overseas.

It is Tasmania's sixth confirmed case of coronavirus.  The other five cases are stable and remain in isolation receiving medical care.

Public Health Services has identified and contacted the woman's close contacts. These people will be required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days and will receive daily follow up from PHS staff.

Updated 15 March 2020 8.35pm