Current cases, contact tracing and testing

Cases

Coronavirus case numbers are provided by the Queensland Government.

There are no active cases of coronavirus in the Cairns Regional Council area.

There have been 27 confirmed positive cases to date.

  • 16 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.

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

You can search for 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: 06 August 2020