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Queensland novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

21 March 2020

Queensland has 37 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 221.

The patients consist of 18 males and 19 females between the ages range of 1 and 75.

Hospital and Health Service New confirmed cases
Metro North 16
Metro South 6
Gold Coast 5
Sunshine Coast 5
Darling Downs 4
Wide Bay 1
Total37

Contact tracing is underway for these 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 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 www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

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Last updated: 21 March 2020