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Department of Health media releases

25 February 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

We are pleased to confirm that all novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients at the Gold Coast University Hospital have been discharged. All five patients have now been clinically cleared by their treating team and were 100 per cent fit to leave the hospital.

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25 February 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

A 57 year old woman was admitted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital Monday 24 February 2020 with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The woman is isolated and is in a stable condition.

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22 February 2020 Coronavirus patients touch down in Brisbane, another expected tomorrow.

Coronavirus patients touch down in Brisbane, another expected tomorrow. Two Queensland women aged 54 and 55 are beginning treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital after touching down on a Lifeflight charter this evening.

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21 February 2020 Queenslanders to be transferred from the Northern Territory after testing positive for Coronavirus.

Queenslanders to be transferred from the Northern Territory after testing positive for Coronavirus. Two Queenslanders will be transported from the Northern Territory to Brisbane tomorrow after testing positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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20 February 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

Queensland Health is pleased to report that the first of the state’s confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients has left hospital, having recovered. An 8-year-old-boy, a Chinese national from Wuhan who was confirmed to have novel coronavirus in early February, left hospital with his family last night (Wednesday).

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6 February 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

There has been a fifth confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Queensland. The 37 year old woman, a Chinese national, is currently isolated in the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

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5 February 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

There has been a fourth confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Queensland. The 37 year old man, a Chinese national from Wuhan (Hubei Province), is currently isolated in the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

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4 February 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

There has been a third novel coronavirus case confirmed in Queensland. An eight year old boy, a Chinese national from Wuhan (Hubei Province), has been confirmed to have novel coronavirus

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3 February 2020 Hendra treatment trial finishes with success

A clinical safety trial has successfully tested a Hendra virus treatment on 40 human volunteers.

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1 February 2020 Health advice for under 18s recently returned from China

Following a request from the Queensland Government, late yesterday the Federal Government provided a list of Queenslanders under 18 years old who have recently returned from China, including Hong Kong.

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30 January 2020 Community help needed to combat virus threat

Queensland Health has called for calm and vigilance following confirmation a Chinese national has tested positive to the novel coronavirus on the Gold Coast.

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30 January 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

There has been a second novel coronavirus case confirmed in Queensland. A 42 year old woman, a Chinese national from Wuhan (Hubei Province), has been confirmed to have novel coronavirus.

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29 January 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

There has been a change in the agreed national approach in the advice to people who have travelled to China.

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28 January 2020 Mental wellbeing is important for everyone

A new campaign is encouraging Queenslanders to strengthen their mental wellbeing by creating a healthier relationship with their minds.

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28 January 2020 Queensland coronavirus update

There are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Queensland.

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23 January 2020 A little purple reminder to help prevent Summer Sunburn

They’re little, made of silicone and if they turn purple, it’s time to get out of the sun or slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.

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23 January 2020 Children shine with a decline in screen time

Queensland Health is urging parents to tune into its new mini documentary ‘Square Eyes’, in a bid to make future generations screen smart.

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20 January 2020 State’s skating great calls on parents to act as child concussion rates soar

Could it be concussion? – emergency docs and Australia’s first Winter Olympics Gold Medallist Steven Bradbury are calling on parents to consider the question following a spike in cases across the state.

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23 December 2019 Check on friends and family this festive season

Hardships of many kinds, financial, drought, fires and floods, work and relationships can all lead to an extremely difficult Christmas and New Year period for some. Loneliness and missing loved ones can be particularly stressful at this time too.

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29 November 2019 Hospital demand increasing

Emergency departments across the state continue to see an increase in presentations each month.

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Last updated: 8 April 2020