Coronavirus Update 25 March 2020

25 March 2020
Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health, Public Health Services

Coronavirus update

Tasmania has today confirmed six more cases of coronavirus.

This brings the State’s tally to 42.

Three of the cases are from Northern Tasmania, two are from Southern Tasmania and one case is from the North West.

Two of the cases are aged in their 70s. One is aged in their 60s, one in their 50s, one in their 30s, and one is in their 20s.

Four of the cases are women; two are men.

Two of the cases have recently been on cruise ships. One case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case, and three have recently travelled to Tasmania from overseas.

There remains no evidence of community transmission in Tasmania, as all the cases are directly or indirectly linked to overseas travel.

Public Health Services has commenced contacting the cases to identify and contact any of their close contacts so that these people can be placed in self-isolation.

Tasmania has conducted 1272 tests.

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

Anyone requiring more information about coronavirus should contact the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Updated 25 March 2020 6.42pm