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Bundaberg Hospital. Mike Knott

Qld's Wide Bay confirms six recorded cases of Covid-19

QUEENSLAND has 78 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 397.

The Wide Bay health region has six confirmed cases in total.

So far, one case was confirmed to be in Bundaberg, with at least one in Gympie. 

Total confirmed cases to date:

HHS

  • Cairns and Hinterland 6
  • Central Queensland 4
  • Central West 0
  • Darling Downs 15
  • Gold Coast 79
  • Mackay 2
  • Metro North 111
  • Metro South 97
  • North West 0
  • South West 0
  • Sunshine Coast 46
  • Torres and Cape 0
  • Townsville 4
  • West Moreton 13
  • Wide Bay 6
  • Overseas 14

Total 397

HHS level case data may include a patient's residential address, Public Health Unit managing or location where test was ordered. 

Contact tracing is underway for the 78 new cases.

Queensland Health will notify the community if any other public health alerts are required.

The majority of cases are from patients who have travelled overseas, or have had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas.

The number of confirmed cases each day is expected to vary.

People are asked to follow social distancing rules, make sure to practice good hygiene and stay home if sick. 

Regular, thorough hand-washing is considered the gold standard. 

Queensland Health is urging anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days and has a fever or any respiratory symptoms to see a doctor immediately.

Please call ahead to the GP surgery or hospital and let them know your symptoms and travel history, this will help them prepare for your arrival.

More from Queensland Health at this website.



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