Coronavirus update 21 April 2020

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health, Public Health Services

Tasmania has today confirmed one case of coronavirus.

This brings the State’s total to 201.

The case is a North West man aged in his 90s. The man was a patient at the NWRH.

A concerted effort is being made to identify any further cases of coronavirus in the North West. Anyone who lives in the North West who currently, or in the last few days has had respiratory symptoms like a cough, sore throat, runny nose, or fever should arrange testing through the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or their GP.

The situation with coronavirus is changing frequently. People can stay up to date by visiting the Department of Health coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au.