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Queensland COVID-19 update

Saturday 26 September 2020

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

All three new cases are overseas acquired and being managed by Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.

Two of these cases, a male aged 40-49 years and a male aged 60-69 years, are crew members of an international vessel.

The third case, a male aged 40-49 years, is a returned traveller detected while in hotel quarantine. He is a resident of Western Australia. All other passengers on this individual’s incoming flight to Queensland are in quarantine.

These new cases bring Queensland’s total active case count to 7, with 1,141 recovered.

In the past 24 hours, 5,059 tests were performed.

The most up-to-date reliable information is available on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

It is vital that anyone in Queensland, especially if you’ve been interstate in the last 14 days, gets a COVID-19 test if you develop symptoms, even if mild. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, and fatigue.

There are testing facilities right across the state including GPs, fever clinics and pop up clinics. To find your nearest location, visit www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.

ENDS

Last updated: 26 September 2020