April 27, 2020
Queensland’s COVID-19 tally has risen by seven since Friday, with three new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.
However, there are again no new cases in the Darling Downs Health Region and there is only one remaining active case.
Across the State, there have been a total of 1033 confirmed cases since the pandemic began: 926 people have recovered, 101 cases are still active and the death toll remains at six.
Fifteen of the active confirmed cases are in hospital, with six patients in intensive care. The remainder are recovering at home.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said 966 of the 1033 confirmed cases had recently travelled overseas or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.
“Even though Queensland has recorded very low numbers of cases this week, Queenslanders are reminded to continue staying home as much as possible, and stay in their suburb when undertaking essential activities such as going to the supermarket or exercising,” she said.
Dr Young said a total of 99,527 tests for COVID-19 have been undertaken in Queensland so far, with 1105 people tested during the past 24 hours.
Contact tracing continues for recent cases.
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Queenslanders can now report COVID-19 compliance breaches online following the launch of a new Policelink reporting form.
Police have set up the online form to allow people to easily report breaches of the Chief Health Officer’s public health directions from their computer or smart phone.
The online form is located at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting under the COVID-19 breach tab.
State Disaster Coordinator Steve Gollschewski said police would continue to educate and show compassion when dealing with the public, however, they can take enforcement action if necessary.
“We encourage members of the public to use the online form to report any blatant breach of the Chief Health Officer’s public health directions,” Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said.
“This includes large gatherings such as house parties and events where people are obviously ignoring social-distancing rules.”
Deputy Gollschewski said police would take follow-up action when complaints were received through the online form.
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* Queensland Health notes that changes may occur in the number of notifications reported from day-to-day. This is due to updates as new information becomes available or where discrepancies are detected through data quality assurance activities.