Author: James Sharp – Client Success & Community Manager
Public Health Alert from Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health, Public Health Services Tasmania.
Public Health Services have contacted a number of tourism and hospitality businesses following advice from an interstate health department that two people who travelled in Tasmania last month have subsequently been diagnosed with coronavirus.
The two people travelled together as part of an organised tour of Tasmania from 12 to 23 March.
One was likely to have been infectious with coronavirus from 12 March. The other from 19 March.
Source: Tasmanian Govt
The ACT Government will build a temporary COVID-19 Emergency Department as part of their response to the pandemic.
This new purpose-built facility will be dedicated to patients with moderate to severe cases of COVID-19. It will mean the ACT is prepared to respond to increased demand on frontline health care services due to COVID-19.
Source: ACT Govt
As of 6:00pm [NZST] 01 April there are 47 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 14 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report.
The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand is 708, 61 more than yesterday.
Source: NZ MInistry of Health
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 4pm [HST] today (April 1), the CHP is investigating 51 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the number of cases to 766 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 765 confirmed cases and one probable case).
Source: Hong Kong Govt (Asia)
As of 01 April 2020, 12pm [SST], the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 74 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, of which 20 are imported and 54 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad.
Source: Singapore MOH
As of 5:30pm [IST] 01 April there are 1,649 active COVID-19 cases.
There are 80,572 cases in Italy as at 6 pm [CEST] on 01 April. Cases recovered 16,847.
The link below provides a break down by province.
Source: Protezione Civile
As of 01 April 2020, the NICD confirms 46 new additional cases that have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the causative pathogen for COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa to 1353.
Of the 46 newly tested cases, 22 were identified in Gauteng, nine in Western Cape, seven in KwaZulu-Natal, three in Limpopo, three in Mpumalanga and two in Free State provinces, respectively.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As of 01 April the CDC is reporting the following:
Total cases: 186,101
Total deaths: 3,603
Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
Source: US Centre for Disease Control
As of 12:00 [JST], 01 April 2,178 cases have been confirmed.
Source: Japan MoHL&W
VIC DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
As of 1pm, [AEST] 1 April 2020, Victoria has 968 total confirmed cases, 26 people are in hospitals including six people in intensive care. Four people have died.
Source: VIC DHHS
NSW GOVT HEALTH
As at 8pm [AEST], 31 March 2020, an additional 150 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 30 March, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 2,182.
Source: NSW Govt Health
Status as at 01 April 2020 Queensland has 40 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 781.
Source: QLD Health
TASMANIAN DEPT OF HEALTH
As of 6pm 01 Apr [AEST], Tasmania has confirmed two cases of coronavirus.
This brings the State’s tally to 71.
Source: Tasmanian Dept of Health
As of 6:00pm [AEST] 01 April thirty people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 367 confirmed cases in South Australia.
Investigations are ongoing into the cluster of cases identified yesterday at Adelaide Airport. Eleven baggage handlers and another two close contacts have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the cluster to a total of 13 cases. The first case related to the cluster received a positive test result on 27 March.
Source: SA Health
The Western Australian Department of Health has reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 392.
Seventeen new cases are from the Perth metropolitan area, nine are from regional Western Australia and two are under investigation.
Seven of the confirmed cases are travellers who have returned from overseas – three are from cruise ships, one from domestic travel, eight are close contacts of confirmed cases and nine are still under investigation.
Source: WA Health
As of 6:00 am [AEST] 02 April there have been no additional cases in the NT leaving the State’s total at 19.
Source: NT Health
As of 6:00 am [AEST] 01 April there have been five (5) new confirmed ACT cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours bringing the ACT’s total to 84.
Source: ACT Health
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