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Queensland novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

2 August 2020

Queensland has one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to report today, bringing total cases to 1,085.

The new case recently returned from overseas via New South Wales and is in quarantine.

Queensland Health is in the process of contacting people from Jetstar flight JQ790 Sydney to Maroochydore on 31 July 2020.

Queensland currently has 13 active COVID-19 cases. Seven of these cases are in hospital.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles thanked the community for their cooperation and patience.

“Over the past 24 hours, we’ve conducted more than 11,000 tests. This includes testing of staff and residents at the Bolton Clarke aged care facility at Pinjarra Hills,” he said.

“I thank Queenslanders and visitors to Queensland for coming forward and for your patience. I know some of the pop-up clinics have been busy over the past few days, and some people have had to wait to be tested.

“What you are doing is essential to limit any potential spread of COVID-19. Getting tested helps us find any cases in the community as quickly as possible.

“This ensures we are doing everything we can to manage the pandemic.”

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young encouraged people to continue coming forward for testing if they have developed any COVID-19 symptoms, even if mild, especially if they have been in Logan, South Brisbane or Springfield or interstate in the past 14 days.

Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, and fatigue.

“There are testing facilities right across the state including fever clinics, GPs and pop up clinics,” Dr Young said.

“It’s really important if you’re showing any symptoms at all to get tested.

“The most important message is: Feeling sick? Stay home. Get tested.

“I also strongly encourage people to stay 1.5 metres away from other people as much as possible, wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser often, and leave a location if it is crowded,” she said.

Dr Young added that the list of suburbs with increased restrictions for residential aged care facilities had been expanded to continue protecting our most vulnerable Queenslanders.

“The expanded list comes into effect from midday today and covers all aged care facilities in the Brisbane City, Ipswich City, Logan City, Redland City, Gold Coast City and Scenic Rim Regional Local Government Areas,” she said.

“This means these facilities are not permitted to accept visitors due to the increased risk of infection. There will also be an increase in screening for COVID-19 and a limitation on staff transfers between facilities,” she said.

To find your nearest testing site, visit the Queensland Health website. The most up-to-date reliable information is available on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

The Queensland Health website now includes detailed information by Local Government Area on the number of active and recovered COVID-19 cases, likely source of infection, age and gender breakdowns of cases and number of self-quarantine notices. You can access this information at www.health.qld.gov.au/covid-data.

 

29 July 2020

Community members on Brisbane’s southside are asked to remain alert but not alarmed as Queensland records three new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The first case is a 19-year-old woman who tested positive after travelling interstate last week. She is an employee at Parklands Christian College on Brisbane’s southside. Queensland Health is working closely with the school which has temporarily closed until further notice.

The second case is a 19-year-old female travel companion. Both cases travelled interstate together last week.  It is believed they contracted the virus in Melbourne, Victoria.

The third reported case is a known close contact, a 22-year-old woman, who tested positive later today. This individual is an employee of YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care. Queensland Health is working closely with the school and the care centre, both of which have temporarily closed until further notice.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said contact tracing was underway, and appropriate action had been taken at all relevant locations.

“Contact tracing is underway on all new cases,” Dr Young said.

“While we are still determining where the virus may have been acquired, we are working closely with these women to gather necessary information, including other places they may have visited whilst infectious.

“As always, we strongly recommend everyone with symptoms, particularly people who have travelled interstate recently, to immediately get tested. Vigilance is key to keeping community transmission out of Queensland.

“Therefore, if you live in the areas of Logan, South Brisbane or Springfield and are feeling unwell please stay home and immediately get tested.”

Any individuals who were present at the below locations at the relevant times are asked to immediately self-quarantine and contact 13 HEALTH.

Locations:

DetailSuburbDateTime
FLIGHTS
VA863 – Mel – Syd
VA977 – Syd – Bne
21 July 2020
Parklands Christian CollegePark Ridge22-23 July 20209.30am-6pm
Madtongsan IV RestaurantSunnybank23 July 20207-9pm
Heeretea -Bubble Tea ShopSunnybank23 July 20209.25pm
YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours CareSpringwood23-24 July 2020All
Primary Medical and Dental PracticeBrowns Plains24 July 20203.30-3.50pm
Thai Peak RestaurantSpringfield26 July 20206.30-9pm
Cowch Dessert Cocktail BarSouthbank27 July 2020All
P’Nut Street NoodlesSouthbank27 July 2020All
African Grocery ShopWoodridge (Station Rd)28 July 2020All
Primary Medical and Dental PracticeBrowns Plains28 July 202012.25-12.30pm
Chatime Grand PlazaBrowns Plains28 July 2020All