Wednesday, 8 July 2020
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Two test positive for Covid-19 in West Moreton region

The West Moreton Health region has recorded its first cases of coronavirus, with two people testing positive.

A 51-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman are in self-isolation according to a release issued on Tuesday.

A Queensland Health spokesperson confirmed that  … “the cases remain isolated in appropriate accommodation to prevent the spread of the virus and all patients are currently stable”.

“Contact tracing is still underway for these new cases. Queensland Health will notify the community if any other alerts are required.”

A West Moreton Health spokesperson added: “Testing for Covid-19 is only available for people who are feeling unwell and have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, or have had contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19.

“If you haven’t been overseas or been in contact with a confirmed case, you will not be tested for novel coronavirus because it is more likely you have another virus such as a cold or influenza.

“If you meet the criteria for testing, you should contact a doctor immediately. Before your appointment, please call ahead and advise of your symptoms and recent travel so they can prepare for your visit.”