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Queensland novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

26 April 2020

Queensland has confirmed three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 1,030.

Yesterday’s total cases were revised up from 1,026 to 1,027.

HHS*Active casesRecovered casesDeathsTotal confirmed
cases to date
Cairns and Hinterland 5 29 0 34
Central Queensland 1 7 0 8
Central West 0 0 0 0
Darling Downs 1 39 2 42
Gold Coast 19 171 0 190
Mackay 2 13 0 15
Metro North 30 280 3 313
Metro South 23 228 0 251
North West 0 0 0 0
South West 0 0 0 0
Sunshine Coast 8 83 1 92
Torres and Cape 0 0 0 0
Townsville 3 21 0 24
West Moreton 2 35 0 37
Wide Bay 4 20 0 24
Overseas 0 0 0 0
Total9892661,030**

* HHS level case data may include a patient’s residential address, Public Health Unit managing or location where test was ordered.

** Changes may occur in the number of notifications reported from day to day. This is due to ongoing maintenance and update of notification details as new information becomes available, or where discrepancies are detected through data quality assurance activities.

Currently, 964 of the 1,030 confirmed cases had recently travelled overseas or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.

A total of 98,422 tests for COVID-19 has been undertaken in Queensland, with 1,364 tests undertaken in the previous 24 hours.

Queensland’s testing criteria has now been expanded so that anyone in the state who has fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms can get tested.

If you are unwell and you meet the above criteria, you should contact a doctor immediately. Your doctor will decide if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Before your appointment, please call ahead and tell them about your symptoms so they can prepare for your visit.

Most Queenslanders who have contracted COVID-19 have experienced mild symptoms. Currently, 18 of the 98 active confirmed cases are in hospital, with six of these in intensive care. The remainder of active cases are currently recovering at home.

A total of 926 Queenslanders (almost 90% of total cases) have now recovered from COVID-19.

Contact tracing continues for recent cases. Queensland Health will notify the community if any other public health alerts are required.

We want everyone to continue playing their part to protect themselves and the more vulnerable in our community. Please continue to follow the recommended advice from us and our federal counterparts in regards to social distancing, public gatherings and general wellbeing.

Critically, make sure you are practising good hygiene and staying home, especially if you’re sick. Washing your hands properly and often is the gold standard of health advice that can help prevent viruses from entering your body.

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

The Queensland Health website now includes detailed information by Local Government Area on the number of active and recovered COVID-19 cases, likely source of infection, age and gender breakdowns of confirmed cases and number of self-quarantine notices.

You can access this information at www.health.qld.gov.au/covid-data

Last updated: 26 April 2020