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Coronavirus testing milestone reached

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Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service encourages anyone with even mild symptoms to be tested for coronavirus.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service encourages anyone with even mild symptoms to be tested for coronavirus.

Up to 9 September, some 26,362 COVID-19 tests have been taken at public and private testing sites across the Wide Bay region.

This week Queensland reached the mark of a million COVID-19 tests being carried out across the state with the total standing at 1,001,084 at the close of clinics on 9 September.

In the week from September 3-9, some 1592 COVID-19 tests took place across Wide Bay, including 224 in Bundaberg.

High rates of COVID-19 testing are crucial to ensuring positive cases can be identified and isolated as quickly as possible, before they have the chance to unknowingly infect others around them.

Mild symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.

No fee or referral is required to be tested.

Testing protects you, your loved ones and the community – especially our most vulnerable.

If you’ve got any symptoms, take the test and know for sure you’re COVID clear.

Aside from testing, we can all play a part by practising good hand hygiene, maintaining social distance and staying home if unwell.

The Bundaberg clinic is located at the Recreation Precinct (AgroTrend Grounds), entry via Kendalls Road, Branyan, and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm.

For COVID-19 news, advice and updates visit the Queensland Health website.

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