Emergency services and healthcare workers will be given access to “community hour” at Coles. Picture: Getty Images.
Emergency services and healthcare workers will be given access to “community hour” at Coles. Picture: Getty Images.

COVID-19: New details released on more Toowoomba cases

TWO more cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Toowoomba today, taking the city's total up to 15.

Darling Downs Health took to Facebook this evening to confirm the news. 

"Darling Downs Health can confirm two cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Toowoomba today," the health service said.

"One is a contact of a confirmed case, one is a returned traveler. Both are stable and self-isolating at home.

"This brings our total to 17 cases - 15 in Toowoomba, 1 in Kingaroy, and 1 in Warwick."

The service said contact tracing had been done and there were no additional public health alerts.

"All contacts of the cases are self-isolating," the service said.

"Now more than ever we need to stay home when we can. Social distancing is one way to help slow the spread of viruses.

"Social distancing includes staying home as much as possible, keeping 1.5 metres away from others as much as possible, avoiding shaking hands, kissing or hugging others, if you can, work from home and avoid gatherings that aren't essential.

"Practicing social distancing can help protect the people in our community who are most at risk."

The new cases come a day after 68-year-old Toowoomba man Garry Kirstenfeldt died after contracting the virus.


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