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COVID-19 UPDATE: CQ has no new cases, 5 for QLD

CENTRAL Queensland remains clear again of any new coronavirus confirmed cases as the latest update from Queensland Health has come through.

Queensland has five new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 999.

Central Queensland’s tally sits at eight active cases, one recovered with a total of nine to date.

Qld Health yesterday said contact tracing was ongoing for the latest confirmed case of COVID-19 in CQ which was a Rockhampton-based worker at BMA’s Blackwater Mine who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday but was not believed to have had any recent travel overseas.

Nearby in Mackay, they have had 15 cases, 10 of which are still active.

A person will generally be tested if they have a fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms, and, in the last 14 days:

  • They were a close contact or a household contact of a confirmed case
  • They had been overseas, including on a cruise.

Testing may also be done for people who have a fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms, AND:

  • work in vulnerable settings such as healthcare, aged or residential care, military, a school or child care, correction facilities, detention centres and boarding schools.
  • Live in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Cairns
  • Live in or travelled from a COVID-19 hotspot
  • Live in or travelled from another state
  • Live in a First Nations community.


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