A flight from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney has been linked to COVID-19.
A flight from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney has been linked to COVID-19.

Confirmed COVID-19 flight left Sunshine Coast

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A FLIGHT from the Sunshine Coast bound for Sydney has been linked with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

NSW Health have revealed Virgin Australia flight VA408, which travelled from Maroochydore to Sydney on March 13, had on board a 77-year-old Noosaville woman who died and only later tested positive to COVID-19.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazard said passengers in rows 1-4 were in proximity to the infected patient.

"Rows one to four would be determined close contact and we ask you to be aware of your circumstance and if you're in doubt to contact you health authorities through the appropriate number."

No further details have emerged regarding the woman's identity or where she visited while contagious.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue and

shortness of breath.

QLD Health recommend you see a doctor immediately if you have these symptoms.

Before your appointment, call ahead and advise of your symptoms and recent travel so necessary precautions can be taken.

For information on COVID-19 coronavirus, contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.