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NT records first coronavirus case

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A tourist in Darwin has tested positive for coronavirus in the first confirmed case in the Northern Territory community, health authorities said.

A tourist in Darwin has tested positive for coronavirus in what is the first confirmed case in the community in the Northern Territory.

NT Health confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the community on Wednesday evening.

The 52-year-old man carrying the virus is in isolation in Royal Darwin Hospital.

The man recently arrived in Darwin via Sydney and has had limited contact with the local community, NT Health said in a statement.

The department was undertaking contact tracing and would reach out to those who may have been in contact with the man, the statement said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/nt-records-first-coronavirus-case/90e9ab27-c384-4321-b26f-d4c3b2c8ed8e

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