A patient at Redland Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19

A PERSON has tested positive to coronavirus at Redland Hospital as council urgently reviews its pandemic management plans and businesses scramble to work out how economic impacts can be reduced.

Federal MP and medico Andrew Laming said the hospital had a coronavirus patient who had been transferred to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

A Queensland Health spokeswoman would neither confirm nor deny Mr Laming's statement but referred the Redland City Bulletin to its website which lists three Covid-19 patients being treated by Metro South of which Redlands is a part.

These are a 40-year-old female, a 23-year-old female and a 59-year-old man.

Queensland Health confirmed the people remain isolated in appropriate accommodation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and all patients are currently stable.

This takes the state total to 61 cases which includes three passengers from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship.

Mr Laming is calling for more general practitioners to do virus testing and urged people to practice self isolation until they are through the window of infectivity.

"The hospitals can't test everyone with a runny nose. The test doesn't change the treatment. People should practice self isolation," he said.

He added unless people have a fever, have traveled to a country of risk in the last 14 days or come into contact with someone who tested positive to the virus, they won't need to be tested.

Mr Laming advised people to call their GPs if they have symptoms of the virus (runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, and fever), medical staff will then do a survey over the phone to determine if people need to be tested.