Another two coronavirus cases confirmed in Qld

The coronavirus outbreak is continuing in Queensland, with another two people testing positive to COVID-19.

An 81-year-old man, who recently returned from a trip to Thailand, is the latest person to be struck down with the potentially deadly illness.

He remains in a stable condition in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.


A 29-year-old woman from Brisbane is also confirmed to have had the illness, however she is now well and is isolated.

The woman had recently travelled from London to Brisbane, with a short stopover in Singapore.

Queensland Health confirmed contact tracing is now underway for each of the two new cases.

It takes the total number of people confirmed with COVID-19 in Queensland to thirteen, including three people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

A 63-year-old Gold Coast beautician remains in isolation in a stable condition at Gold Coast University Hospital after being diagnosed on February 29, while a 20-year-old man from Toowong remains in isolation in a stable condition at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital after being diagnosed on March 3.

A 26-year-old Logan man also remains stable at the Princess Alexandra Hospital after testing positive on March 4 following a trip to Iran.

The man was on Emirates flight EK430 from Dubai to Brisbane, with Queensland Health now working to contact the people sitting two rows behind, in front and beside him.

“All other passengers are considered very low risk, however anyone with health concerns can contact 13 HEALTH,” Qld Health says.

The other eight Queensland coronavirus victims have since been clinically cleared by their treating team and discharged from hospital.

Queensland Health is now urging anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days and is feeling unwell to see a doctor immediately.

“If you have been overseas in the last 14 days and feel unwell please call 13HEALTH or your GP or local hospital to arrange an assessment,” Qld Health says.

“Calling ahead to the GP surgery or hospital is recommended to let them know your symptoms and travel history, this also helps them prepare for your arrival.

“Even if you are feeling well, but have been in, or transited through, mainland China or Iran, you need to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date you departed mainland China or Iran.”

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