24 December, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Cairns
COVID-19 UPDATE: There is one new confirmed case today in the Cairns and Hinterland region.
The person, who arrived in Cairns onboard a superyacht earlier this week, was tested while in a quarantine hotel and they continue to be in isolation.
The superyacht originated from the Maldives before coming to Australia.
Tropical Public Health Services is following up all contacts, including other crew members. The case is not linked to the NSW outbreak and was acquired overseas.
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service confirmed the woman was tested while in quarantine and they continue to remain in isolation.
CHHHS are well prepared to manage this case and any potential further cases of COVID-19. The fact that this new case was identified while in a quarantine hotel shows that the system is working.
Our total cases to date are 46, including this one new case.