COVID-19 case identified in Sunshine Coast

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community, with contact tracing and testing underway after a Melbourne woman tested positive.

The woman in her 40s is being managed by Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.

A Public Health Alert has been issued for parts of the Sunshine Coast, Goondiwindi, and Toowoomba in relation to this case.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said urgent contact tracing is underway.

“We know the woman travelled by car from Melbourne on the 1 June and arrived in the Sunshine Coast on the 5 June,” Dr Young said.

“We are working diligently to determine where the woman stopped after leaving Melbourne, crossing the border into New South Wales and arriving in Queensland.

“While we are still determining the patient’s serology, we are closely working with her to gather necessary information, including other places she may have visited.

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.