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Queensland coronavirus update

4 March 2020

A 26-year-old male from Logan is currently in isolation in Princess Alexandra Hospital after testing positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19.)

The man who has recently returned from Iran remains in a stable condition.

Contact tracing is underway as per our normal process.

There have now been eleven people in Queensland confirmed with COVID-19, including the three people from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship.

A 20-year-old man, confirmed with COVID-19 on 3 March 2020, remains isolated in a stable condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

This patient’s housemate is also isolated in the RBWH undergoing assessment. COVID-19 testing for this man is ongoing and the community will be updated once test results are finalised.

A 63-year-old woman, confirmed with COVID-19 on 29 February 2020, remains in isolation in a stable condition at Gold Coast University Hospital.

The other eight patients have been clinically cleared by their treating team and discharged from hospital and have recovered.

Queensland Health is urging anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days and is feeling unwell to see a doctor immediately.

If you have been overseas in the last 14 days and feel unwell please call 13HEALTH or your GP or local hospital to arrange an assessment.

Calling ahead to the GP surgery or hospital is recommended to let them know your symptoms and travel history, this also helps them prepare for your arrival.

Even if you are feeling well, but have been in, or transited through, mainland China or Iran, you need to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date you departed mainland China or Iran.

Anyone with concerns can call 13 HEALTH or find up-to-date reliable information on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

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Last updated: 4 March 2020