For those people wanting to keep up to date with the latest coronavirus cases, the task just got easier with the Queensland Government’s new heat map website.
The heat map is a graphical representation of COVID-19 case data to give communities a glimpse of the location of cases in local government areas.
Developed by Queensland Health, the map highlights confirmed cases across the state and will be updated daily.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chair Mark Jamieson says the heat map will give our community more clarity about local cases. “This heat map will be a single source of truth for all Queensland COVID-19 data and illustrates our regions hot spot locations,” he says.
“I would like to remind Sunshine Coast residents that restrictions including closure of beachside car parks remain in place until further notice to minimise the likelihood of people gathering at our beaches and coastal parks.
“It’s important that people continue to not congregate or crowd at popular local spots such as Happy Valley Park at Caloundra, Cotton Tree Park, La Balsa Park at Buddina, the Warana Beach picnic area and Tickle Park at Coolum.
“Our local authorities will be out and about to ensure people are complying with the rules – particularly around self-isolation, mass gatherings, non-essential business activity and private residence gatherings. The direction is clear: stay home unless you have an essential reason to leave. As I have said before, our community is doing an outstanding job complying with the national public health directions, but now is not the time to be pushing for reducing the restrictions that are in place to slow the spread.
“I want to say a big thank you to our community for continuing to do the right thing as we seek to manage our way through the implications of the pandemic.
To view current statistics and the heat map, visit qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/statistics.
If you are feeling unwell with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, contact your doctor or call 13 HEALTH (1343 2584).