The Queensland Health Minister has just confirmed Cairns first coronavirus case.
50 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Queensland today, bringing the state’s total to 144.
In a press conference, the Queensland’s Health Minister Steven Miles and Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young confirmed that a patient currently in an isolation ward at Cairns Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.
She has been hospitalised in isolation as per Queensland Health protocols.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia is now 636 confirmed cases with 94 in Queensland.
You can help protect the vulnerable in our community by:
• cleaning your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
• covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.
• avoiding touching your face, nose and mouth. And avoid shaking hands.
• staying home if you are unwell.
• staying 1.5m away from anyone coughing or sneezing.
Anyone with concerns can call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or find up-to-date reliable information on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus