Woman admitted to Coast hospital with coronavirus
QUEENSLAND Health has assured there is "absolutely no risk" to other patients at Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a 57-year-old woman was admitted with coronavirus.
The woman tested positive for COVID-19 while in quarantine in Howard Springs, outside of Darwin, after she was evacuated from the isolated Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan.
She was admitted yesterday to a ward specifically set up to treat the virus and is in a stable condition, a Queensland Health spokeswoman said.
The woman is believed to be Coralie Williamson, of Meridan Plains, whose husband Paul remains in Japan after being diagnosed with coronavirus while still on-board the cruise ship.
She is one of seven infected Australians who were evacuated to Darwin, all of whom have been taken to hospitals in their home states for treatment.
Queensland Health has assured the community there are strong measures in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The spokeswoman said the isolation room was completely secure and was not hooked up to the same airconditioning unit as the rest of the hospital.
"There's absolutely no concerns about the virus being transmitted to anyone else," she said.
She said there were strong measures in place across all Queensland hospitals to stop the spread of any virus.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital continues to operate as normal.
More to come.