May 12, 2020
Six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been added to Queensland’s tally overnight, but there has actually been no new cases reported in the State.
The six new cases are all Queensland residents who were diagnosed and treated in other States.
They have all now recovered but have been included in Queensland’s total in accordance with national guidelines that require confirmed cases to be recorded based on a person’s residence, not where they were tested or where they were infected.
Following the recovery of more patients in the past few days, there are now only 18 active COVID-19 cases remaining in Queensland.
Seven of these patients are in hospital, with three in intensive care. The remainder are recovering in isolation at home.
A total of 1027 Queenslanders (97 per cent of total cases) have now recovered from COVID-19.
Of the total 1051 confirmed cases in Queensland, 993 recently travelled overseas or interstate, or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.
A total of 138,892 tests for COVID-19 have been undertaken in the State since the pandemic began, including 1873 undertaken during the past 24 hours.
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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.