NEW CASE: Another patient in the West Moreton region has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Picture: Patrick Gee
NEW CASE: Another patient in the West Moreton region has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Picture: Patrick Gee

COVID-19: One case detected in West Moreton today

ONE more coronavirus case has been confirmed in the West Moreton region this afternoon, taking the area’s total to 37.

After a massive spike at the weekend, the region’s total has been growing at a decreasing rate.

The age and sex of the patient is unknown as is the specific town the patient lives in.

Because the West Moreton health region covers Gatton, Laidley, Esk, Boonah and Ipswich hospitals, it is possible the new patient is from the Lockyer Valley or Somerset regions.

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Queensland Health and West Moreton Health have not commented on where in the region the patients have been detected, the age range of most patients or which hospitals are currently treating coronavirus patients.

Of the 36 cases, Queensland Health has confirmed the first two patients, confirmed on March 14 and 15, were a 51-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman.



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