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50 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Queensland

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Queensland has 50 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 493.

On Thursday, Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeanette Young said the increase of 50 cases showed "We are holding our own" and "We can manage those cases".

She said they will continue to look to the future, when we do have more cases.

Doctor Young also said she was more worried about people going to liquor store Dan Murphy's or a supermarket than heading to a polling booth and voting on the weekend.

But this weekend, she is encouraging voters to head to the booth, vote and leave. She doesn't want anyone hanging around for a sausage sizzle. 

HHS*

Total confirmed cases to date:

Cairns and Hinterland
12
Central Queensland
5
Central West
0
Darling Downs
17
Gold Coast
91
Mackay
5
Metro North
144
Metro South
123
North West
0
South West
0
Sunshine Coast
56
Torres and Cape
0
Townsville
11
West Moreton
17
Wide Bay
12
Overseas
0
Total
493

* 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 50 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 we see each day is expected to vary as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation across the state.

We want everyone to know they can play their part to protect themselves and the more vulnerable in our community. Please follow the recommended advice from us and our federal counterparts in regards to social distancing, public gatherings and general wellbeing.

Critically, make sure you are practicing good hygiene and staying home if you’re sick. Washing your hands properly and often is the gold standard of health advice that can help prevent viruses from entering your 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