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Queensland novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

26 June 2020

Queensland has recorded its first new COVID-19 case in nine days after a patient infected in Papua New Guinea was transferred to Brisbane.

The man tested positive to the disease in PNG, where he was treated until being medically evacuated. He remains in hospital in Brisbane but is not showing symptoms.

The case takes Queensland’s COVID-19 tally to 1,067. Just two cases remain active.

A total of 347,610 tests have been performed since the pandemic started, including 7,029 in the past 24 hours.

Currently, 1,025 of the 1,067 confirmed cases had recently travelled overseas or interstate, or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.

Anyone concerned about COVID-19 is urged to get tested immediately, especially if they have symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath. For more information, visit www.health.qld.gov.au.

HHS* Active cases Recovered casesDeaths Total cases to date
Cairns and Hinterland 0 36 0 37
Central Queensland 0 10 0 10
Central West 0 0 0 0
Darling Downs 0 40 2 42
Gold Coast 1 196 0 196
Mackay 0 15 0 15
Metro North 1 312 3 318
Metro South 0 263 0 266
North West 0 0 0 0
South West 0 0 0 0
Sunshine Coast 0 94 1 95
Torres and Cape 0 0 0 0
Townsville 0 24 0 24
West Moreton 0 39 0 39
Wide Bay 0 25 0 25
Overseas 0 0 0 0
Total***2105461067**

* 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.

***Each day, total cases may not equal active plus recovered plus deaths, as information for some cases is still pending and will be updated in due course. In addition, active cases may be reported by Hospital and Health Service of treatment, or by a patient’s usual place of residence.

Note: Total case numbers include both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases as per the national case definition. Probable cases are based on serology results as well as clinical and epidemiological criteria and indicates a previous infection. Accordingly, a probable case could be included in the total case numbers but not be reported as a new case in the last 24 hours or as an active case. Probable cases may be recorded as a recovered case, but there may be a lag in this.

Last updated: 26 June 2020