22nd February 06:57 PM
Four cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Australia
By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 26/01/2020
Passengers arrive at Sydney International Airport on January 23, 2020. [photo: stuff.co]

Four cases of the deadly coronavirus have been confirmed in Australia, as authorities scramble to contact passengers who shared flights from China with the patients.

The state health authorities confirmed that three men were tested positive to the respiratory condition in NSW yesterday.

It comes after another man, aged in his 50s, tested positive in a Melbourne hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Guangzhou last week.

A total of 18 people have been tested for the virus in NSW, with 12 of those given the all-clear.

Nine people in Queensland have returned negative results for coronavirus, with authorities on Saturday still waiting on results from another possible case.

Four people in South Australia were also being tested but authorities said it was unlikely they actually had the virus, with a man also being checked in a Hobart hospital.

Meanwhile, Chinese health officials have reported that 41 people have died from the coronavirus and more than 900 people have been infected worldwide.

[stuff.co.nz]

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