Two new positive COVID-19 cases in Mackay

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Cairns Hospital Health Cairns’ coronavirus tally at five as Qld cases soar

The new case takes the total number of confirmed cases on the Wide Bay to seven.

FOUR more cases of coronavirus have been recorded on the Sunshine Coast today, Queensland Health confirms.

NEW cases of coronavirus in the Wide Bay have nearly doubled overnight, with 12 patients from the region now being treated.

They are believed to be locals who had been travelling internationally.

The 36-year-old woman defied a quarantine order and was found on a beach after reportedly not understanding the directive to self-isolate after testing positive to the virus in Sydney.

"Queensland Health offers it's honest condolences to his family", a Qld Health spokesperson said in a statement a short time ago.

"Contact tracing is underway for the 50 new cases", a spokesman from Queensland Health said.

"We understand members of the community might feel concerned about the recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their area".

In other COVID-19 news around the region today, 33 Gympie cafes and restaurants have made their menus available for takeaway or delivery amid strict social distancing measures recommended by the Federal Government.

"Critically, make sure you are practicing good hygiene and staying home if you're sick".

Queensland Health is calling for people who attended these locations during these times to monitor their health for 14 days from the listed dates, and see a doctor immediately if they develop any symptoms.

Please phone ahead to the GP surgery and let them know your symptoms and travel history, this will help them prepare for your arrival.

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