New COVID-19 case confirmed for Mackay as state total climbs
A NEW confirmed case of coronavirus has been recorded for Mackay.
The new case, confirmed by Queensland Health on Sunday, brings the total number for the Mackay Hospital and Health Service to 14.
The number of active cases was nine, with five recovered cases.
The latest case, from Mackay, was a close contact of a returned international traveller.
"The Mackay person is a close contact of a returned international traveller and has been in home quarantine with them," MHHS said.
The new Mackay case was one of 12 confirmed by Queensland Health on Sunday, bringing the state's total to 983.
"The majority of cases are from patients who have travelled overseas, or have had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas," Queensland Health said in a statement.
"The number of confirmed cases we see each day is expected to vary as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation across the state.
"We want everyone to know they can play their part to protect themselves and the more vulnerable in our community.
"Please follow the recommended advice from us and our federal counterparts in regards to social distancing, public gatherings and general wellbeing."