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Queensland novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

02 April 2020

Queensland Health can confirm a fourth Queenslander has passed away from COVID-19.

An 85-year-old man from Toowoomba with underlying medical conditions has died. The man contracted the disease after recently returning from a cruise.

Queensland has 57 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 835.

HHS*Total confirmed cases to date
Cairns and Hinterland 24
Central Queensland 8
Central West 0
Darling Downs 39
Gold Coast 165
Mackay 11
Metro North 242
Metro South 191
North West 0
South West 0
Sunshine Coast 79
Torres and Cape 0
Townsville 20
West Moreton 37
Wide Bay 19
Overseas 0
Total 835

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

Contact tracing is underway for the 57 new cases. Queensland Health will notify the community if any other public health alerts are required.

The majority of cases are from patients who have travelled overseas, or have had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas.

The number of confirmed cases we see each day is expected to vary as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation across the state.

We want everyone to know they can play their part to protect themselves and the more vulnerable in our community. Please 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 practicing 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.

Queensland Health is urging anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days and has a fever or any respiratory symptoms to see a doctor immediately. Please call ahead to the GP surgery and let them know your symptoms and travel history, this will help them prepare for your arrival.

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

Last updated: 2 April 2020