46 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed yesterday, raising the state total to 443, Queensland Health confirmed last night.
Earlier today, local representative called to have Central Queensland locked down to non-essential travellers from the southeast.
The five new cases are among 50 that have been confirmed in Queensland today.
The Mackay diagnoses doubles the number of cases in Mackay after a British backpacker and her travelling companion flew to Hamilton Island despite testing positive in NSW.
Her companion later tested positive.
A Gympie couple, including a Sunshine Coast University Hospital intensive care nurse, are stranded in England and say it could be months before they're back on home soil.
"The time between an initial positive testing result of COVID-19 and a public declaration of a confirmed case can take between 12-48 hours", a Queensland Health spokesperson said.
"We understand members of the community might feel concerned about the recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their area".
"We want everyone to know they can play their part to protect themselves and the more vulnerable in our community".
The premier also asked the public to avoid all social gatherings and continue taking advice seriously as the situation continues. Washing your hands properly and often is the gold standard of health advice that can help prevent viruses from entering your body.
Queensland Health is calling for people who attended these locations during these times to monitor their health for 14 days from the listed dates, and see a doctor immediately if they develop any symptoms.