UPDATE: New case of coronavirus being treated at Hervey Bay

UPDATE:  A new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Hervey Bay.

That brings the region's total number of cases to 20 in the Wide Bay.

These consist of 11 in Bundaberg, 8 in Hervey Bay and one overseas national who has been managed by the Wide Bay Public Health Unit but who has been isolating in Brisbane. All are people who have travelled overseas, or have had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas.    "The community can rest assured that contact tracing is under way, which means we are directly contacting people considered to be at risk," a post from Wide Bay Health and Hospital Service read.   "We all need to take precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19.   "You can help to protect yourselves, your loved ones and the community by washing your hands thoroughly and regularly, keeping at least 1.5 metres from others, staying at home as much as you can, and avoiding touching your face, nose and mouth.    "We encourage you to visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus for the most up to date information."

EARLIER: A new case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in the Wide Bay.

It is unclear which hospital in the region is treating the person.

It is among 27 new cases diagnosed across the state and brings the region's total number of cases to 20.

The majority of cases are from patients who have travelled overseas, or have had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas.

Figures released by the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service previously revealed that 11 cases were being treated at Bundaberg Hospital, seven in Hervey Bay and and one overseas national who has been managed by the Wide Bay Public Health Unit but who has been isolating in Brisbane.

A Facebook post from WBHHS said in the Wide Bay, all the cases in the region so far are linked to overseas travel or close contact with a traveller.

"But this doesn't change our health advice," the post read.

"Everyone, regardless of where they live, should stay at home as much as possible; keep 1.5 metres away from others; avoid shaking hands, kissing or hugging others; and if you can, work from home."

 




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