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27 November 2020 Stay hydrated and sun safe as the weather heats up

While getting active at the beach, rainforest or in the bush are great ways to enjoy the great outdoors this summer, Queenslanders must remember the importance of proper hydration and sun safety as hot weather hits.

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4 November 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update

Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, both testing positive while in hotel quarantine.

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29 October 2020 Don’t let COVID-19 stop you seeing well into the future

When Rachel Walsh booked herself in for an eye check after not having done one for over 20 years, she got an unpleasant surprise.

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28 October 2020 Ipswich: Wastewater returns positive detection

Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at the treatment plant at Carole Park in Ipswich.

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15 October 2020 Public Health Alert: Brisbane, Cairns, Palm Cove and Townsville

Following further contact tracing work overnight, Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited.

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14 October 2020 Public Health Alert: Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane

A Queenslander has tested positive to COVID-19 while in Melbourne, Victoria. Further investigations are underway to confirm the infection and investigate potential sources. The woman, in her 30s, had been in Victoria for three days prior to the positive result.

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5 October 2020 Investigation into North Rockhampton Nursing Centre

Today Queensland Health is releasing findings of the investigation into the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre where a nurse tested positive to COVID-19 in May this year.

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27 September 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update

Queensland has one new case of COVID-19 to report today, bringing the state’s total to 1,157.

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26 September 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update

Queensland has three new cases of COVID-19 to report today, bringing the state’s total to 1,156.

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18 September 2020 Follow-up Hervey Bay wastewater COVID-19 test negative

Follow-up testing has returned negative after an earlier test found low-level viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at the wastewater treatment plant at Pulgul in Hervey Bay.

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15 September 2020 15 September 2020 COVID update

Queensland has one new case of coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today, bringing the state’s total cases to 1,150.

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15 September 2020 Young people aren't immune to COVID-19

Gold Coast University Hospital Immunology Unit nurse Topaz Stringfellow knows only too well how COVID-19 can affect young people – and how easily the virus can spread.

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14 September 2020 Public Health Alert - Ipswich region - 14 September 2020

Queensland has added three suburbs to its contact tracing page, where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited - Goodna, Redbank, Redbank Plains

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13 September 2020 A life-saving question - could this be sepsis?

For Queenslander Casey Walsh, World Sepsis Day this September is a reminder that when something doesn’t seem quite right to not be afraid to speak up and to always ask, “could it be sepsis?”.

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12 September 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update

Queensland has three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today, bringing the state’s total cases to 1,149.

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12 September 2020 Public Health Alert: 12 September 2020

Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where confirmed COVID-19 cases have visited.

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11 September 2020 Public Health Alert: 11 September 2020

Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where confirmed COVID-19 cases have visited.

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10 September 2020 Public Health Alert: 10 September 2020

Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where confirmed COVID-19 cases have visited.

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9 September 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update

Queensland has eight new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today, bringing the state’s total cases to 1,143.

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8 September 2020 Public Health Alert: 8 September 2020

Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where confirmed COVID-19 cases have visited.

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Last updated: 15 October 2020