Coronavirus Update 9 April 2020

9 April 2020
Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health, Public Health Services

Coronavirus update

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

This brings the State’s tally to 111.

All four cases are from the North West.

One of the cases is a close contact of a previously identified case.

Three of the cases are healthcare workers who have worked at the North West Regional Hospital and/or the North West Private Hospital.

The Outbreak Management Team is already identifying and contacting any person who has had close contact with any of these staff and will ensure necessary actions are taken.

In addition, Public Health Services is also following up household and social contacts of all confirmed cases.

If any hospital staff member or patient is determined to be a close contact of these cases, they will be contacted and advised of the action they need to take.

It may be necessary for other staff and patients to be tested for coronavirus as investigations progress. We will assess and test any symptomatic staff member or patient who is symptomatic and has been at risk of exposure to coronavirus.

The situation with coronavirus is changing regularly. 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