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Novel coronavirus alert

6 February 2020

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).

The woman is travelling in the same tour group as the previously confirmed cases – a 44 year old man, a 42 year old woman, a 37 year old man and an 8 year old boy.

All five people who have been confirmed to have novel coronavirus are stable.

The four others from the same tour group remain in isolation in GCUH.

For general information about novel coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

5 February 2020

There has been a fourth confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Queensland.

The 37 year old man, a Chinese national, is currently isolated in the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

The man is a member of the same tour group travelling with the previously confirmed cases – a 44 year old man, a 42 year old woman and an 8 year old boy.

All four people who have been confirmed to have novel coronavirus are stable.

The five others from the same tour group remain in isolation in GCUH.

For general information about novel coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

4 February 2020 (updated 20 February 2020)

There has been a third novel coronavirus case confirmed in Queensland.

An 8 year old boy, a Chinese national from Wuhan (Hubei Province), has been confirmed to have novel coronavirus.

The child is a member of the tour group travelling with the 44 year old man and a 42 year old woman confirmed with coronavirus on 29 January and 30 January 2020.

The child has left hospital, having recovered. Read more about this case.

For general information about novel coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

30 January 2020

Gold Coast region

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.

The woman was a member of the tour group travelling with the 44 year old man confirmed with coronavirus on 29 January 2020.

The woman is currently isolated in the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH), and is stable.

Contact tracing is underway, which will allow us to provide information to guests of the hotel this group was staying in, and to other passengers on Tigerair flight #TT566 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on 27 January 2020.

The seven other people from the same tour group remain in isolation in GCUH.

We’ll provide more information as soon as it is available.

For general information about novel coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

29 January 2020

Gold Coast region

There has now been a confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Queensland.

The man, 44, remains in a stable condition at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH), where he is in isolation.

The man, who is from the city of Wuhan (Hubei Province), arrived in Melbourne via Singapore as part of a tour group on 22 January 2020, 5 days before feeling unwell.

He developed symptoms on a flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on Tiger Airways flight #TT566 on 27 January. The flight arrived at 8.45pm.

He was taken to GCUH about 3.30pm on 28 January where he was tested and diagnosed with novel coronavirus.

Eight other people from the same tour group are also in isolation in GCUH.

There is a low risk to the people on the flight; we will be contacting each one of them.

We urge anyone who has been in the above areas at these times to be alert for symptoms of novel coronavirus for 14 days following that date. If they develop symptoms, they should visit their GP immediately. They should call ahead and advise the clinic of their symptoms so precautions can be taken.

A number of clinical symptoms have been reported in identified cases of novel coronavirus. These symptoms include:

  • fever
  • a cough
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • difficulty breathing.

For information on novel coronavirus, contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

Last updated: 20 February 2020

If you have been in China in the last 14 days and are feeling unwell, see a doctor immediately.