Queensland has one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today, which was acquired overseas.
Investigations and contact tracing are underway. At this time, it is not considered that the community have been exposed however Queensland Health will notify the community if any public health alerts are required.
Total case numbers for Queensland include both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases as per the national case definition.
|HHS*||Active cases||Recovered cases||Deaths||Total cases to date|
|Cairns and Hinterland||0||36||0||37|
* 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.
***Each day, total cases may not equal active plus recovered plus deaths, as information for some cases is still pending and will be updated in due course. In addition, active cases may be reported by Hospital and Health Service of treatment, or by a patient’s usual place of residence.
****Total case numbers include both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases as per the national case definition. Probable cases are based on serology results as well as clinical and epidemiological criteria and indicates a previous infection. Accordingly, a probable case could be included in the total case numbers but not be reported as a new case in the last 24 hours or as an active case. Probable cases may be recorded as a recovered case, but there may be a lag in this.
Queenslanders are reminded tocontinue to follow the recommended advice from Queensland Health and our federal counterparts in regard to social distancing, public gatherings and general wellbeing.
Critically, make sure you are practising good hygiene and stay home if you’re sick.
Washing your hands properly and often is the gold standard of health advice that can help prevent viruses from entering your body.
As restrictions ease across Queensland, we need more people to get tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms. Getting tested will help us find as many cases in the community as quickly as possible. This will ensure we are doing everything we can to manage Queensland’s response to the pandemic.