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Department of Health media releases

9 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Sunshine Coast

Following further contact tracing work today, Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited.

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8 January 2021 Brisbane residents urged to avoid panic buying

Queensland Health is urgently reminding the Brisbane community that supermarkets and essential businesses will remain open during the Greater Brisbane area lockdown.

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8 January 2021 Greater Brisbane lockdown: clarifying movement restriction

Queensland Health has clarified transit restrictions in place from 6pm tonight, limiting incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane Area. Individuals are able to leave the Greater Brisbane area for essential reasons during the lockdown period but must continue to follow the lockdown rules.

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8 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at four more sites in Queensland.

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7 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Brisbane

A public health alert has been issued for locations across Brisbane following the identification of a positive case in a quarantine hotel employee.

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7 January 2021 Positive case confirmed with UK strain of COVID-19

Genome sequencing has confirmed the Queensland case of COVID-19 has the UK variant. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has enforced restrictions to vulnerable facilities in Greater Brisbane as a precaution, while contact tracing efforts continue.

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6 January 2021 Alert issued for Queenslanders who visited regional NSW

Queenslanders who visited the regional New South Wales towns of Orange, Nyngan and Broken Hill between 2-3 January are being asked to get tested for COVID-19.

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5 January 2021 Warwick, Stanthorpe, Loganholme, Cairns: Positive wastewater

Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at treatment plants at four locations across the state.

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3 January 2021 Testing capacity ramped up in Queensland

Queensland Health has increased its testing capacity through extra staffing and extended hours to help manage demand at fever clinics across the state, particularly in the South East corner.

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2 January 2021 Queensland borders unchanged

Queensland’s border restrictions remain unchanged but the Chief Health Officer continues to monitor cases very closely.

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1 January 2021 Queensland COVID-19 update – second case of South African variant confirmed

A second case of the South African variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a recently returned overseas traveller to Queensland.

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31 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update - new wastewater detections in South East Queensland

Traces of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at two more sites in south-east Queensland. Routine testing returned positive results for viral fragments in wastewater at treatment plants at Bundamba in West Moreton and Merrimac on the Gold Coast.

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29 December 2020 Detection of new variant highlights value of quarantine

Tests have confirmed a traveller who tested positive for COVID-19 in hotel quarantine in Queensland is infected with a new variant of the virus.

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28 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update

Queensland has recorded five new cases of COVID-19. All cases are overseas acquired and detected while in hotel quarantine.

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25 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update

Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, both detected while in quarantine.

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24 December 2020 Wynnum, Bargara, Bundaberg: Wastewater returns positive detection

Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at treatment plants at three locations across the state.

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24 December 2020 Where to access support this festive season

While many of us look forward to the festive season, this time of year may be a source of stress, anxiety, sadness or loneliness for some people.

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23 December 2020 Stay hydrated and sun safe during the summer months

Queensland has seen 170 heat related illness emergency department presentations in November, up nearly 55 per cent from the previous month.

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23 December 2020 Heart disease remains leading cause of death for Queenslanders

In Queensland Health’s My Amazing Body podcast, Dr Greg Starmer, Cardiology Director at Cairns Hospital, says coronary artery disease is the most common cause of death in the western world – and this is true for Queensland.

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19 December 2020 Public Health Alert: The Glen Hotel – renewed call for patrons

Queensland Health is urging anyone who was at The Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains on Wednesday 16 December between 11:00am and 2:30pm who has not yet been contacted by public health officials to contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) immediately.

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Last updated: 31 October 2022