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COVID-19: GP Alert (14 October 2020)

October 14, 2020

Current COVID-19 situation in Queensland

  • 2 active cases (lowest active case number since 21 July 2020)
  • 1,161 total cases
  • More than 4,200 tests conducted in the past 24 hours
  • To date, there have been 6 deaths in Queensland.

UPDATE - MBS items

From 9 October 2020, the 36 temporary MBS items that were introduced on 7 August 2020 will be amended to allow any Medicare-eligible person to access up to 10 additional treatment services in a calendar year for treatment of a mental health disorder (additional Better Access treatment services).

For more information, click here.

UPDATE – Series of National Guidelines (SoNG) – Coronavirus Disease 2019

Version 3.9 of the COVID-19 SoNG was published 9 October 2020. Revisions include: The disease, Release from isolation, Outbreak investigation and management in high-risk settings, Special risk settings, Special situations.

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