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Eleventh case of coronavirus recorded in Queensland

An update on the coronavirus situation in Queensland was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

News of the 11th recorded case in the state comes a day after a 20-year-old was confirmed with COVID-19.

Medical staff wearing protective suits take samples from a driver with symptoms of the coronavirus at a "drive-through" virus test facility in Goyang, South Korea.

Medical staff wearing protective suits take samples from a driver with symptoms of the coronavirus at a “drive-through” virus test facility in Goyang, South Korea.Credit:AP

The Chinese man, a student at the University of Queensland, had self-isolated in Dubai for two weeks before travelling to Brisbane on February 23, becoming ill a few days later and reporting to authorities.

He remains in a stable condition in isolation at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said authorities were working to determine whether the man contracted the virus in Brisbane or Dubai.

“The male has recently returned to Brisbane and we are working closely with relevant authorities to undertake contact tracing,” Dr Young said.

“Our contact tracing methods are tried and trusted and we will take every opportunity to raise awareness of this case in the community if there has been any community exposure.”

A UQ spokesperson said the student was understood to have not attended any university classes after arriving in Australia.

Health authorities are still waiting on test results for the man’s roommate, who has not become sick but who was placed in isolation in the RBWH as a precaution.

And a 63-year-old woman, confirmed with COVID-19 on February 29, remains in isolation in a stable condition at Gold Coast University Hospital.

There have now been 11 people in Queensland confirmed with COVID-19, including three people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, and a tour group from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Those eight patients have now been clinically cleared, discharged from hospital and have recovered.

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