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Department of Health media releases

12 March 2021 COVID-19 case identified at PA Hospital

The Princess Alexandra Hospital has been placed into lockdown effective immediately after a positive Covid-19 case was detected today (12 March 2021).

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12 March 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Bundaberg and Brisbane South

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Millbank (Bundaberg) and Gibson Island (Brisbane South) wastewater treatment plants.

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12 March 2021 Queenslanders called to dump the junk

Queenslanders are being encouraged to ‘dump the junk’ and breakup with unhealthy food relationships with Queensland Health’s ‘End your unhealthy relationships’ campaign returning to market.

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11 March 2021 Pioneering leadership celebrated during QLD Women’s Week

Queenslanders are being called to celebrate courageous female leadership this Queensland Women’s Week, honouring the contributions of all women working in healthcare and recognising the leaders at the forefront.

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11 March 2021 Positive wastewater detections across multiple catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Cairns North, Marlin Coast (Cairns), Fairfield (Brisbane South) and Mackay South wastewater treatment plants.

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5 March 2021 Positive wastewater detections across multiple catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Luggage Point (servicing the Brisbane Metro North area and some inner-city suburbs on the southside), Marlin Coast (Cairns) and Kawana (Sunshine Coast) wastewater treatment plants.

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4 March 2021 Queensland Health statement - COVID-19 update

Queensland has seven new cases of COVID-19 to report today, bringing the state’s total to 1,342.

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2 March 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Cairns

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Cairns South wastewater treatment plant.

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25 February 2021 Positive wastewater detections across multiple catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Luggage Point (servicing the Metro North area and some inner city suburbs on the southside) and Victoria Point wastewater treatment plants.

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24 February 2021 New Zealand removed as ‘safe travel country’

Following increased community transmission in New Zealand, Queensland will remove New Zealand as a ‘safe travel country’.

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20 February 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Kawana catchment

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Kawana sewage catchment.

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18 February 2021 Positive wastewater detections in Rockhampton North and Maryborough catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Rockhampton North and Maryborough sewage catchments.

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18 February 2021 Queensland Health statement - Facebook

We are working urgently to restore public access to our Facebook content. We encourage Queenslanders who need information to check out our website.

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15 February 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Loganholme catchment

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Loganholme sewage catchment.

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11 February 2021 Update on Greater Melbourne situation, new wastewater detection

Queensland is continuing to monitor the situation in Greater Melbourne, following no new cases overnight. Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Thorneside wastewater treatment plant in Brisbane’s south.

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9 February 2021 Queensland Health update and further positive wastewater detections

Queensland is continuing to monitor the situation in New South Wales and Victoria regarding their most recent confirmed cases.

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5 February 2021 Western Australia update and further positive wastewater detections

Queensland is following the lead of Western Australia and will be removing the South West region as part of the declared hotspots from 1am tomorrow (Saturday, 6 February).

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4 February 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Yeppoon

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Yeppoon sewage catchment.

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4 February 2021 Statement regarding Victoria cases

Following the announcement of a case of Covid-19 in a staff member in a Victorian quarantine hotel, Queensland is monitoring the situation closely and awaiting more information from Victorian health authorities.

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3 February 2021 Positive wastewater detections in Mackay North and Cairns

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Mackay North and Cairns Marlin Coast sewage catchments.

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Last updated: 31 October 2022