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Queensland novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

20 July 2020

Queensland has one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today, bringing total cases to 1072.

A man in his 20s tested positive after recently returning from overseas, while on a freight ship off the coast of Queensland. The man has been transferred to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Eighteen crew remain onboard and have all tested negative to COVID-19. The crew members will remain on the ship, which is currently anchored 17km off Queensland’s coast, and will undergo further testing.

Queensland currently has two active COVID-19 cases. Both cases are in hospital.

The most up-to-date reliable information is available on the Queensland Health website at

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 the Queensland Health website.

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 cases and number of self-quarantine notices. You can access this information at


Last updated: 20 July 2020