A man in hotel quarantine at the Mercure hotel, Brisbane. Photographer: Liam Kidston
A man in hotel quarantine at the Mercure hotel, Brisbane. Photographer: Liam Kidston

Travelling trio: Three in Coast hospital with COVID-19

Two overseas travellers from Papua New Guinea are being treated at a Sunshine Coast hospital after testing positive to COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine, Queensland Health has confirmed.

It takes the region's total active cases to three.

A department spokeswoman said two of the three active cases were overseas travellers who tested positive while in a quarantine hotel in Brisbane on March 5.

She said the pair were taken to the Sunshine Coast.

A third person tested positive on February 22 after arriving to the region from Germany.

The spokeswoman said the traveller from Germany tested positive to the virus at another hospital service and was moved to a hospital on the Sunshine Coast.

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There have been 106 positive cases on the Sunshine Coast to date with 102 of those fully recovered.

Queensland Health has administered almost 400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Sunshine Coast University Hospital staff including 131 on Monday.

Since the pandemic began, Queensland has confirmed 1362 cases of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

More than 1000 of Queensland's cases acquired the virus overseas.



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