An 'historic' COVID-19 cases has been recorded in Cairns (15 January 2021). The man, a returned traveller, tested negative in hotel quarantine and was released, but has since tested positive. He's in quarantine in Cairns Hospital. Queensland Health believe he is likely 'shedding' the virus based on a previous infection. Further investigation is ongoing. Health authorities ask anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested and isolate until they return a negative test.
Coronavirus case numbers are provided by the Queensland Government.
There have been 39 confirmed positive cases in the Cairns Regional Council area to date.
- 27 acquired overseas
- 7 locally acquired, known contact
- 3 locally acquired, no known contact
- 1 from interstate
- 1 under investigation
Information on the current coronavirus status is provided by State and Federal health authorities.
Contact tracing is underway in relation to a 30-year-old Queensland woman who tested positive to COVID-19 while visiting Melbourne.
The woman had been in Cairns in the days prior to the positive test.
Following an 'abundance of caution', Queensland Health has asked residents who have been on the flights or visited the restaurants below to monitor their health and get tested immediately if they have even the mildest COVID-19 symptoms.
|Flight number||Airline||Route||Date of arrival|
|QF2302||Qantas||Townsville to Cairns||3 October|
|VA782||Virgin||Cairns to Brisbane||6 October|
|Tha Fish||Cairns||5.45pm to 8.30pm||3 October|
|Vivo Palm Cove||Palm Cove||5.15pm to 9pm||5 October|
Anyone with coronvirus symptoms, no matter how mild, is urged to get tested and self-isolate until they receive their test results.
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of smell / and or taste
Queensland Health has testing clinics at the Cairns and Babinda hospitals and a drive-through clinic at 43 Aumuller Street, Portsmith (appointment needed, call 4226 4781, if line is busy leave a message).
Your GP can also order a coronavirus test.
Your can find your nearest testing clinic on the Queensland Health website.
The Australian Government is encouraging residents to download the COVIDSafe app to their mobile phone.
The app helps health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). COVIDSafe is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store (Android devices).
Downloading the app is voluntary. The Government says 40 per cent of Australians will need to download the app for it to be effective.
For more information on the app, how it works and privacy visit the Australian Government website.