October 15, 2020

Queensland Health expanded its public health alert on Thursday after a Townsville woman tested positive to COVID-19 earlier this week in Melbourne.

The woman, aged in her 30s, had been in Victoria for three days prior to her positive result.

On Wednesday, Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said while the woman may have contracted COVID-19 in Melbourne, it was necessary to treat the case with an abundance of caution.

Locations the woman visited in Brisbane and Cairns are currently deemed very low risk.

However, anyone who has been to these venues at these dates and times should monitor their health and if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms, even mild, get tested and isolate until they receive their test result.

  • September 28 –  ICON Cancer Care, Hyde Park, Townsville – 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • September 29 – Mater Day Surgery, Hyde Park, Townsville
  • September 30 – ICON Cancer Care, Hyde Park, Townsville – 9:00am to 9:30am
  • September 30 – NQ Vascular, Pimlico, Townsville – 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • October 3 – Flight QF2302 – Townville to Cairns
  • October 3 – Tha Fish in Cairns – 5:45pm to 8:30pm
  • October 6 – Flight VA782 – Cairns to Brisbane
  • October 6 – Vivo in Palm Cove – 5:15pm to 9:00pm
  • October 6 – Georges Paragon Restaurant, Brisbane – from 7.30pm

The woman then travelled on flight QF1543 from Brisbane to Canberra before changing at Canberra Airport to Flight QF2149 to Melbourne.

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Queensland Health reported one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the State’s total since the pandemic began to 1162.

The overseas-acquired case is a man aged 40-49 years and was detected in hotel quarantine.

There are currently two active cases in Queensland, including one patient in hospital.

During the past 24 hours, 5280 tests were performed.

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