Queensland has two new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today.
One of the cases is a healthcare worker from Rockhampton. A rapid response team has been mobilised and contact tracing is well underway. Anyone in Rockhampton who has symptoms is encouraged to forward for testing.
The second case is a Queensland resident who was diagnosed and treated in another state. They have now recovered.
This case has been included in Queensland’s total in accordance with national guidelines that require confirmed cases to be reported and recorded based on the person’s state of residence, not where they were tested for COVID-19 or where they were infected.
|HHS*||Active cases||Recovered cases||Deaths|| Total confirmed|
cases to date
|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.
Some restrictions will begin to be lifted in Queensland from this weekend, allowing more travel, more activities and larger gatherings. The easing of restrictions starts from 11.59pm tonight (15 May).
From this weekend, permitted activities include:
- Up to five people can visit your home from separate households for day visits
- Up to 10 people can gather for non-contact outdoor activities
- You can travel up to 150km radius from your home (or 500km if you live in Outback Queensland) for recreational activities
- Up to 10 people (or up to 20 people for Outback Queensland local residents) can dine in at restaurants, cafes, pubs, registered and licensed clubs and RSL clubs provided the business is following a COVID SAFE checklist