Queensland has no new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) today.
|HHS*||Active cases||Recovered cases||Deaths||Total confirmed|
|Cairns and Hinterland||3||32||0||35|
|Torres and Cape||0||0||0||0|
* HHS level case data may include a patient’s residential address, Public Health Unit managing or location where test was ordered.
** Changes may occur in the number of notifications reported from day to day. This is due to ongoing maintenance and update of notification details as new information becomes available, or where discrepancies are detected through data quality assurance activities.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has today declared three new COVID-19 hotspots in Victoria under the Border Restrictions Direction. These hotspots are Wyndham City, Moorabool Shire and Melton City.
This change means anyone eligible to enter Queensland who was in any of these declared hotspots must self-quarantine for 14 days, unless they qualify for an exemption under the Border Restrictions Direction.
These Local Government Areas have been declared because the national definition of a hotspot has recently changed.
Previously, a COVID-19 hotspot was defined as a Local Government Area with 60 or more confirmed cases diagnosed in the previous two weeks.
Now, the number of cases required for declaring a hotspot has been amended down to 10 or more.
Where a Local Government Area has been declared a hotspot, and then does not record any further cases for four weeks (two successive incubation periods), they are removed from the list of hotspots.
All previous declared COVID-19 hotspots in New South Wales have now been removed.
You can view the current list of declared COVID-19 hotspots here: www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/hotspots-covid-19
Some restrictions will begin to be lifted in Queensland from this weekend, allowing more travel, more activities and larger gatherings. These easing of restrictions commence from 11.59pm this Friday 15 May.