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Positive COVID-19 Case Update

20 April 2021

A female, aged 71, who arrived on the repatriation flight from Chennai on 15 April 2021 has tested positive for COVID-19.

The patient is in the care of Royal Darwin Hospital for medical treatment unrelated to COVID-19.

Additionally, two males aged 33 and 42, and three females aged four, 33 and 34 who arrived on the repatriation flight from New Delhi on 17 April 2021 have tested positive for COVID-19.

The 42-year-old male is displaying mild symptoms while the other cases are asymptomatic. All are under the care of the AUSMAT team at the NT Centre for National Resilience.

Since repatriation flights to the Northern Territory began on 23 October 2020:

  • 6668 international arrivals have undertaken quarantine at the Howard Springs Centre for National Resilience.
  • A total of 89 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported from international repatriation.

The total number of cases diagnosed in the Northern Territory is 130. All cases have been related to international or interstate travel, with no cases of community transmission.