Coronavirus update 22 April 2020

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

Since 6:00 pm last night, Tasmania has confirmed four cases of coronavirus.

This brings the State’s total to 205.

All cases are from the North West. Three are women and one is a man.

One is in their 20s, one is in their 30s, one is in their 40s and one is in their 50s.

Two of the cases are healthcare workers who have worked at either the North West Regional Hospital or the North West Private Hospital.

Another case is a close contact of a confirmed case. The other case remains under investigation.

There have been no further cases from any of the three North West nursing homes where residents and staff were tested late last week.

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.