A health worker at the Launceston General Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.
Health Minister Sarah Courtney said the health worker was one of two new cases diagnosed on Tuesday, along with a person in the North-West who was associated with an existing case.
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"It's important to know this healthcare worker has not been at work for almost a fortnight because they have been unwell," Ms Courtney said.
Public health deputy director Scott McKeown said the health worker, a person in their 40s, worked on the COVID-ward at the LGH.
"The infection of the healthcare worker will be thoroughly investigated," Dr McKeown said.
"The likely source is as a result of their work and providing care to someone on the ward but we do need to investigate all possible sources."
Dr McKeown said 10 staff members had been identified who would not be returning to work until they were tested, with five of these people already tested and the other five to be tested on Wednesday.
He said the second new case, a person in their 70s in the North-West, was believed to be associated with the North West Regional Hospital outbreak and further investigations were being done to confirm that.
In other news:
As of Tuesday morning there were 223 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tasmania.
There are 42 active cases, 168 people have recovered and sadly 13 people have died.
Premier Peter Gutwein said he had received correspondence from the AFL saying the league was looking to move away from its "quarantine hub" idea to a "fly in, fly out" model to allow for games to be played.
Mr Gutwein said he would seek advice on this.
"We will not do anything that will put Tasmanians at risk and we will be informed by public health advice," he said.
He said, as other states were looking at easing their border restrictions, Tasmania would look at its own border based on what was happening with the virus in other jurisdictions.
"Tasmanians, I'm certain, will not accept a relaxing of our border controls while the virus is still loose in Victoria, New South Wales or other states," Mr Gutwein said.
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