Four Covid-19 cases in the Valley

UPDATED: THERE have been four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Derwent Valley municipality since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released yesterday by Public Health Services.

No information was provided other than the bare numbers, and there is no indication of how many of the local cases remain active. None have been reported in the Central Highlands.

In a statement, acting director of public health Scott McKeown said the local government area of a confirmed case was determined by the person’s residential address. The figures do not include three cases of people from interstate who were managed in Tasmania after testing positive.

“This data will be updated on a weekly basis,” Dr McKeown said. “At all times, Public Health Services takes the confidentiality of patients extremely seriously, and some locality data may be withheld if it unnecessarily compromises a patient’s privacy.

“There are eight Local Government Areas that have not had a confirmed case in a resident,” he said.

No new coronavirus cases were identified yesterday*, leaving the state’s total at 223 cases, which includes 168 people who have recovered. There are 42 active cases, and there have been 13 deaths.

* The Tasmanian Government this morning advised that one positive test result was returned last night in the North-West, meaning there was one confirmed case for the day, bringing the total to 224.

CASES IN THE SOUTH

  • Kingborough 12
  • Hobart 11
  • Huon Valley 6
  • Clarence 5
  • Derwent Valley 4
  • Glenorchy 3
  • Brighton 2
  • Sorell 1

NORTH

  • Launceston 20
  • Northern Midlands 3
  • Meander Valley 2
  • West Tamar 2
  • George Town 1


NORTH-WEST

  • Burnie 63
  • Central Coast 35
  • Waratah-Wynyard 23
  • Devonport 12
  • Circular Head 7
  • Latrobe 4
  • Kentish 2
  • West Coast 2
Tasmania remains in a declared State of Emergency due to the pandemic, with everyone in the state required to remain at home to prevent the spread of infection, unless it is necessary to go out for work, schooling, medical appointments, personal exercise or shopping for supplies, among other exemptions. 
For the latest information about the Covid-19 situation in Tasmania, visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au.

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