04 Mar 2020
NT Health has this evening confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the community.
A 52-year-old tourist tested positive this evening and is currently in isolation in Royal Darwin Hospital where he is receiving treatment in line with current plans.
The man only recently arrived in Darwin via Sydney and has had limited contact with the local community.
The Top End Health Service Public Health Unit is undertaking contact tracing and will reach out to those who may have been in contact with the man in line with public health protocols.
Further details will be available in the morning.
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