Queensland has 60 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday raising the state total to 319.
The patients consist of 33 males and 27 females between the ages range of 21 and 81.
Most remain in the south east but three were found in Rockhampton, one in Cairns, one in Townsville and six in the Darling Downs.
The growth comes as Queensland prepares to shut its borders from midnight Wednesday with details to be released Tuesday and as the KAP calls for an internal shutdown of north and west Queensland.
Contact tracing is underway for the 60 new cases. Queensland Health will notify the community if any other public health alerts are required.
The majority of cases are from patients who have travelled overseas, or have had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas.
Washing your hands properly and often is the gold standard of health advice that can help prevent viruses from entering your body.
Queensland Health is urging anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days and has a fever or any respiratory symptoms to see a doctor immediately. Please call ahead to the GP surgery and let them know your symptoms and travel history, this will help them prepare for your arrival.
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