Queensland novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update
2 June 2020
Queensland has one new confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today.
The case is from the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.
|HHS*||Active cases||Recovered cases||Deaths||Total confirmed cases to date|
|Cairns and Hinterland||0||37||0||37|
|Torres and Cape||0||0||0||0|
* 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.
***Following today’s update relating to an earlier reported death at Blackwater, formal advice from the Coroner is that the man’s death is not related to COVID-19. As such, Queensland Health has removed the death from the case numbers, revising Queensland’s death total down to 6.
While the death has been removed, the total cases for Queensland remains at 1,059. This is because the case is consistent with the national definition of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
On 1 June, 2020, stage 2 of Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing Restrictions came into effect. Changes include:
- Queenslanders can travel within Queensland, with no limit on distance except for discrete First nations communities restricted under the Biosecurity Act
- Queenslanders can stay overnight or longer at a place that is not your home.
This easing of restrictions does not apply to biosecurity or restricted zones for indigenous communities.
A separate three-stage Roadmap to easing access restrictions for Queensland’s remote communities has been introduced, enabling designated communities to transition from the current federal emergency biosecurity restrictions to state-based arrangements under Chief Health Officer public health directions.
Further Stage 2 changes that also came into effect on 1 June, 2020, allow more businesses to safely reopen or expand their services with a COVID Safe Plan. This includes:
- an increase of up to 20 seated patrons at restaurants, cafes and pubs across Queensland
- businesses offering accommodation, including caravan parks, can now open for all customers
- a number of businesses and facilities who previously remained closed can reopen their business for up to 20 people, including:
- gyms, health clubs and yoga studios
- community sports clubs
- tourism experiences
- museums and art galleries, cinemas, amusement parks and zoos, concert venues, theatres and stadiums
- tanning, tattoo parlours and spas (excluding water-based spa services such as saunas and bathhouses).
- The numbers of people allowed at weddings and funerals will also be slightly relaxed. Up to 20 guests are allowed at weddings and up to 50 mourners at a funeral.
Queenslanders are reminded to continue to follow the recommended advice from us and our federal counterparts in regard to social distancing, public gatherings and general wellbeing.
Critically, make sure you are practising good hygiene and stay home 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.
As restrictions ease across Queensland, we need more people to get tested for COVID-19. Getting tested will help us find as many cases in the community as quickly as possible. This will ensure we are doing everything we can to manage Queensland’s response to the pandemic.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested immediately. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and fatigue. For further advice, contact your local doctor or call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
Currently, 1,013 of the 1,059 confirmed cases had recently travelled overseas or interstate, or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.
A total of 200,391 tests for COVID-19 have been undertaken in Queensland, with 3,024 tests undertaken in the previous 24 hours.
Most Queenslanders who have contracted COVID-19 have experienced mild symptoms. Currently, one of the five active confirmed cases are in hospital, and are being treated in intensive care. The remainder of active cases are currently recovering at home.
A total of 1,047 Queenslanders (99 per cent of total cases) have now recovered from COVID-19.
Contact tracing continues for recent cases. Queensland Health will notify the community if any public health alerts are required.
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