Current cases, contact tracing and testing

Cases

Coronavirus case numbers are provided by the Queensland Government.

There have been 35 confirmed positive cases to date.

  • 24 acquired overseas
  • 7 locally acquired, known contact
  • 3 locally acquired, no known contact
  • 1 from interstate
  • 0 under investigation

More information

Information on the current coronavirus status is provided by State and Federal health authorities.

Contact tracing

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 numberAirlineRouteDate of arrival
QF2302QantasTownsville to Cairns3 October
VA782VirginCairns to Brisbane6 October
RestaurantSuburbTimeDate
Tha FishCairns5.45pm to 8.30pm3 October
Vivo Palm CovePalm Cove5.15pm to 9pm5 October

Testing

Anyone with coronvirus symptoms, no matter how mild, is urged to get tested and self-isolate until they receive their test results.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of smell / and or taste

Queensland Health has testing clinics at the Cairns and Babinda hospitals and a drive-through clinic in North Cairns (appointment needed).

Your GP can also order a coronavirus test.

Your can find your nearest testing clinic on the Queensland Health website.

COVIDSafe app

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.

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Last updated: 30 October 2020