Queensland coronavirus update
10 March 2020
Three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Queensland.
Details of the cases are:
- A 42-year-old female from the Sunshine Coast region with confirmed COVID-19 is in isolation in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. She is the partner of the 38-year-old woman with COVID-19, confirmed on 8 March 2020, who has recently travelled from London through Dubai.
- A 46-year-old female from Brisbane with confirmed COVID-19 is in isolation, in a stable condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has recently travelled to Austria and France.
- A 22-year-old male from Brisbane with confirmed COVID-19 is in isolation, in a stable condition in The Prince Charles Hospital. He has recently travelled to Spain, Italy and France.
Contact tracing is underway for these three new cases, in addition to the previously confirmed cases. We will notify the community if any other public health alerts are required.
Our contact tracing methods are tried and tested. Only those who have had face-to-face contact with a confirmed case for a period over 15 minutes, or those who have shared an enclosed space with a confirmed case for a prolonged period of more than two hours, are considered as a close contact.
A total of eighteen people in Queensland have been confirmed with COVID-19, including three people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Of this, eight patients have been clinically cleared by their treating team and discharged from hospital.
Queensland Health is urging anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days and is feeling unwell to see a doctor immediately.
Please call ahead to the GP surgery or hospital and let them know your symptoms and travel history, this will help them prepare for your arrival.
Anyone with concerns can call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or find up-to-date reliable information on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.