Coronavirus update

11 Aug 2020

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

Tasmania has confirmed one new case of coronavirus today.

This brings the State’s total to 228 cases.

The case is a man aged in his 60s. He has recently returned from Victoria where he was receiving medical care and was already admitted to the North West Regional Hospital under appropriate infection control protocols.

Public Health Services and the Tasmanian Health Service are conducting contact tracing.

Further information will be provided tomorrow.

Any Tasmanian with cold or flu-like symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose, or fever should contact their GP or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange testing for coronavirus.

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