COVID patient attempted to escape ward at Gold Coast University Hospital

There are concerns over an escape attempt from the COVID ward at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The man is reportedly in his 30s and was unable to speak to contact tracers due to the severity of his condition.

The escape could be an indication the man’s condition could be improving after his health deteriorated from contracting the virus.

Authorities are currently investigating the incident.

There are reports the man was verbally abusing staff prior to his escape attempt.