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Latest COVID-19 testing data for Wide Bay

Up until 23 September, 28,063 COVID-19 tests have been taken at public and private testing sites across Wide Bay.

In the week from September 17 – September 23, some 884 COVID-19 tests took place across Wide Bay, including 424 tests at our three WBHHS fever clinics at Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

High rates of COVID-19 testing are crucial to ensuring positive cases can be identified and isolated as quickly as possible, before they have the chance to unknowingly infect others around them.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service encourages people to attend our fever clinics and be tested for COVID-19 if they have even mild symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.

No fee and no referral are required.

Testing protects you, your loved ones and the community – especially our most vulnerable. So we urge our community: if you’ve got any symptoms, take the test and know for sure you’re COVID clear.

Aside from testing, we can all play a part by practising good hand hygiene, maintaining social distance and staying home if unwell.

COVID 19 tests at WBHHS fever clinics

Week

September 3 – September 9

September 10 to 16

Maryborough

98tests

88 tests

Hervey Bay

273 tests

215 tests

Bundaberg

182 tests

121 tests

Total

551 tests

424 tests

Background information: WBHHS fever clinics

The Hervey Bay fever clinic is located at the council carpark adjacent to St Stephen’s Hospital corner of Nissen Street and Medical Place, Urraween, and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm each day.

The Maryborough fever clinic is located at Maryborough Hospital with its entrance off Yaralla Street and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm.

The Bundaberg clinic is located at the Recreation Precinct (AgroTrend Grounds), entry via Kendalls Road, Branyan, and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm.

Last updated: 29 September 2020