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Queensland Coronavirus Cases Reach 900

Queensland has 27 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 900.

HHS* Total confirmed cases to date
Cairns and Hinterland 29
Central Queensland 8
Central West 0
Darling Downs 41
Gold Coast 170
Mackay 12
Metro North 271
Metro South 206
North West 0
South West 0
Sunshine Coast 84
Torres and Cape 0
Townsville 22
West Moreton 37
Wide Bay 20
Overseas 0
Total 900

Contact tracing is underway for the 27 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.

Residents are being urged to protect themselves and the more vulnerable in the community.

Critically, this can be done by ensuring practicing good hygiene and staying home, especially when sick.

Washing hands properly and often is the gold standard of health advice that can help prevent viruses from entering the body.

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 and let them know your symptoms and travel history, this will help them prepare for your arrival.

The most up-to-date reliable information is available on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus