Tasmania has recorded 11 more positive Coronavirus cases on Saturday evening, all from North West Regional Hospital in Burnie.
This brings the state’s total to 133. With the latest COVID19 cases, about 49 cases have been identified linked to North West Regional Hospital including its staff, health workers and patients
Approximately 130 staff from the North West Regional Hospital are furloughed and in self-quarantine. Screening of staff at the NWRH will be intensified and more questions are being asked of those returning for shifts as well as asking about members of their household in effort to stem the outbreak
Quarantining methods are being extended for NWRH staff and former patients. Close associates of discharged patients, households of healthcare workers are also quarantining.
Premier Peter Gutwein reaffirmed this morning that whatever is needed and advised to do at NWRH will be taken care. “There is no doubt this is a significant outbreak in the North West Regional Hospital” says Chief Medical Officer Tony Lawler.
4164 coronavirus tests have now been conducted in Tasmania. Of 133 cases, 52 have recovered according to the stats as on Saturday.