The first confirmed case of coronavirus in over a week was a man who had travelled on the Ruby Princess cruise ship.
Director of Public Health Mark Veitch said the man was in his 70s and was from Northern Tasmania.
"The man is a close contact of a previously confirmed case and had also travelled on the Ruby Princess," he said.
"He was in quarantine when he was most likely to have been infectious.
"Contact tracing has been conducted by Public Health and recent close contacts have been quarantined as a matter of caution."
To date there have been 226 cases of coronavirus in Tasmania with 18 active cases: Two in the North, one in the South, and 15 in the North-West.
The Ruby Princess cruise ship was identified as the most likely source of the outbreak centred on North-West hospitals.
Any Tasmanian with cold or flu-like symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, runny nose, or fever should contact their GP or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange testing for coronavirus.
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