Fifteen test positive for coronavirus in West Moreton

West Moreton Health has confirmed two more people have tested positive, bringing the total to 15 cases of COVID-19 for the West Moreton region.

Queensland has 46 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 raising the state total to 443.

Contact tracing is undertaken for each new case.

A Queensland Health spokesperson has confirmed a second Queenslander has passed away from COVID-19 on the Darling Downs.

The 68 year old Toowoomba man had a serious underlying medical condition before contracting the virus, Queensland Health offers its sincere condolences to his family.

The man’s family remain in isolation as close contacts.

It’s the second death from COVID-19 in Queensland after a 77 year old Sunshine Coast woman with an underlying medical condition passed away in Sydney.

A Queensland Health spokesperson said the majority of cases are from patients who have travelled overseas, or have had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas

“The number of confirmed cases each day is expected to vary as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation across the state,” the spokesperson said.

“We want everyone to know they can play their part to protect themselves and the more vulnerable in our community.

“Please follow the recommended advice from us and our federal counterparts in regards to social distancing, public gatherings and general wellbeing.

“Critically, make sure you are practicing good hygiene and staying home if you’re sick. Washing your hands properly and often is the gold standard of health advice that can help prevent viruses from entering your body.”

Queensland Health is urging anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days and has a fever or any respiratory symptoms to see a doctor immediately.

Please call ahead to the GP surgery and let them know your symptoms and travel history, this will help them prepare for your arrival.

The most up-to-date reliable information is available on the Queensland Health website.

The current Chief Health Officer (CHO) public health directions can be found here.

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