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New COVID-19 cases in Darwin

03 April 2020

Four new cases of Darwin residents testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) today are all related to interstate or international travel.

A Darwin man, aged in his 40s, had been in self-quarantine after returning home from Africa when he became unwell.

Another man, aged in his 50s, became unwell while in self-quarantine after returning from the United Kingdom.

A woman, aged in her 50s, who had travelled to South America became unwell while in self-quarantine.

Under national medical guidelines, contact tracing on flights is not required due to the delay between their return to Darwin and becoming unwell.

The fourth case, a woman in her 20s, was in self-quarantine and is a close family contact of another Territorian already diagnosed with COVID-19 who had returned from overseas.

All four people are now in the care of Royal Darwin Hospital.

Twenty-six cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the Northern Territory to date, all connected to international or interstate travel.