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Queensland coronavirus update

11 March 2020

Two new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Queensland.

Details of the cases are:

  1. A 32-year-old female from the Gold Coast region with confirmed COVID-19 is in isolation in the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. She had recently travelled to the United States of America.
  2. A 31-year-old male from the Gold Coast region with confirmed COVID-19 is in isolation in the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. He is a close contact of the 32-year-old female.

Contact tracing is underway for these two new cases, in addition to the previously confirmed cases. We will notify the community if any other public health alerts are required.

We are in the process of directly contacting people who shared close contact with the 22-year-old male, confirmed with COVID-19 on 10 March 2020, on the University of Queensland campus.

As a precaution, we are asking anyone who attended Friday’s Riverside in Brisbane City from 6pm Friday afternoon and 11pm Monday evening, who becomes unwell to contact 13 HEALTH and advise that you were at the venue during these times.

If you went to these locations but did not go during these dates or times, there is no need for concern, but if you would like any advice please ring 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

A total of twenty 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.

Last updated: 11 March 2020