COVID-19: The number of active cases has dropped, but people are still being urged to remain vigilant. Picture: Emma Murray
COVID-19: The number of active cases has dropped, but people are still being urged to remain vigilant. Picture: Emma Murray

Mackay residents still in COVID-19 self-quarantine

AS THE state wins its battle to flatten the coronavirus curve, there remains more than 80 people in the Mackay district under active self-quarantine notices.

On Friday, it was revealed just one active case remains in the whole state.

While many restrictions have eased and Mackay's last active coronavirus case recovered in May, health authorities are still urging people to remain vigilant.

According to the State Government's COVID-19 statistics website, there are still 88 active self-quarantine notices in the Mackay Hospital and Health Service district.

This is out of the 1379 total notices issued.

There remains 4708 active cases across the state.

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SELF-QUARANTINE: 88 notices still active in Mackay Hospital and Health Service area. Picture: File
SELF-QUARANTINE: 88 notices still active in Mackay Hospital and Health Service area. Picture: File

There were nine recorded COVID-19 cases in Mackay Regional Council area during the pandemic, and all have recovered.

Seven of these were acquired overseas and two were acquired locally by a known contact.

In Whitsunday Regional Council area, there were six COVID-19 cases recorded, which have all recovered.

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Five of these were acquired overseas and one was acquired locally from a known contact.

WHAT IF I AM INFECTED AND DON'T REALISE?

If you're sick with COVID-19, your symptoms might include:

- Fever

- A cough

- Sore throat

- Fatigue

- Shortness of breath

- Runny nose

- Loss of smell and/or taste

In Queensland, people who have fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) should be tested for COVID-19.

If you are unwell and you meet the above criteria, you should contact a doctor immediately. Your doctor will decide if you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Before your appointment, please call ahead and tell them about your symptoms so they can prepare for your visit.


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