Posted October 29, 2018 09:15:25 The Queensland Government is warning people about the rise in heart attacks in the state.

The Queensland Health Authority has issued more than 200 advisories for people to get blood tests and to exercise caution if they’ve had a heart attack or stroke.

More than 1,000 people have died of heart attacks and strokes in the past three months.

Dr Paul Williams from the Health Authority said many of the latest coronavirus cases were due to people overstaying their visas.

“We have seen a rise in coronaviral infections from our centres in Sydney and Brisbane,” he said.

“It’s quite difficult to get the coronaviruses from the community because people don’t know where to go.”

“It was about four years ago when we started noticing an increase in cases of coronavirence in the community.”

Mr Williams said people who are travelling to the south-west region or to the Gold Coast or Darwin may be at greater risk.

“I’m very concerned about people in the Gold and Blue areas coming in from those areas because the community they’re coming into is not well known and it’s very difficult to find a safe place to go,” he added.

“There are a lot of vulnerable people who do not know where they are.”

Health Authority Queensland says it’s working to increase awareness of the risk of COVID-19 in the south and west.

“The Queensland Health Authorities are urging people to exercise extra caution around vulnerable areas, including on holidays and at public transport,” it said in a statement.

The health authority said it was encouraging people to take steps to reduce the risk to their health.

“Health workers will be providing additional advice to travellers and visitors about the importance of avoiding contact with others who may be exposed to COVID,” it added.

There were more than 10,000 coronavovirus infections in Queensland in July and October.

The latest figures show Queensland recorded 623 new cases of COV-19.

In Sydney, there were 468 new coronavivirus cases, which rose by nearly 300 from July.

A total of 6,086 new cases were reported in Brisbane.

There are 1,053 confirmed COVID cases in the Australian Capital Territory.

Queensland recorded more than 8,000 new cases in July.

There have been 2,711 cases in Darwin.

A record number of coronovirus cases have been recorded in Australia, with more than 17,000 deaths in the first six months of the year.