May 18, 2020
Two new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Queensland during the past 24 hours, taking the State’s total since the pandemic began to 1057.
Health Minister Steven Miles said one of the confirmed cases was in the Metro South Health area and the other in the West Moreton region.
Both are women who had recently returned from overseas.
There are currently 13 active cases of COVID-19 in Queensland with four patients in hospital, including one person in intensive care.
The remainder of active cases are recovering in isolation at home.
A total of 1012 of the 1057 confirmed cases are people who had travelled overseas or interstate, or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.
However, 42 cases – including the most recent incident involving a nurse at Rockhampton – have had no known contact with a confirmed case and authorities cannot trace the source of the infection.
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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.