Coronavirus: fifth case confirmed on Gold Cost

Artwork of coronavirus. Image CSIRO.

A fifth case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed on the Gold Coast.

Queensland Health have said a 37 year old woman, was also travelling as part of the same tour group as the previous four, including an eight year old boy, who have been confirmed with coronavirus.

All five people who have been confirmed with the virus remain in isolation at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) and are stable.

The four others from the same tour group remain in isolation in GCUH.

Tracing exposure

Contact tracing is underway, which will allow Queensland Health to provide information to guests of the hotel this group was staying in, and to other passengers on Tigerair flight #TT566 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on 27 January 2020. Any passengers who were on this flight should call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for advice.

For general information about novel coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, visit Queensland Health.

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3 responses to “Coronavirus: fifth case confirmed on Gold Cost”

  1. Len Heggarty says:

    There needs to be an investigation on isolation procedures..
    The group left Wuhan on January 22. That means the incubation time is now over.
    It is past 14 days.
    As I have said before just what is the definition of “isolation”?
    In society it is almost impossible to have no physical contact with any other human being.

  2. shakshi says:

    karma works. Stop eating bats rats cats and other animals.

  3. Ken says:

    It seems to me ,a couple of weeks ago there were half a dozen cases in China . This was of little concern as chinese and our authorities stressed that there could be no “person to person ” transfer.
    I believe at least 600 are now dead in China and the virus is widely spread across the globe, due largely to reluctance of governments to inconvenience tourism and trade with China. I wonder at the sanity of this course of actions and I believe questions will be asked when the death toll in Australia reaches 1,000 with little chance of a vacine within twelve months, and little to no knowledge of what the long-term effects of this potential pandemic will be. I wonder,also, what the reaction would have been if it had originated in Africa like ebola did.
    Cheers G”)

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