There has been a dramatic drop in the number of new coronavirus cases in Queensland overnight.
Just nine people have tested positive in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s total to 907.
It’s the lowest rise in weeks, with Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk praising Queensland residents for their efforts.
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“Well done Queensland, we’ve got a long way to go but these signs are very encouraging to have only 9 cases overnight,” she said.
“That’s our lowest that we’ve seen in many, many weeks.
“So it goes to show that all the measures we’ve put in place are having an impact.”
The Gold Coast continues to be one of the virus hotspots however, with the city recording four of the nine new cases overnight.
It takes the total of people who have tested positive to the virus on the Gold Coast to 174.
The Premier says cruise ships continue to be the leading cause.
“Out of that 907, 119 of them are linked to cruise ships… so it goes to show the impact that the cruise ships that have been coming into Australia are having on Queensland totals,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
The country’s death toll has also risen to 34 overnight, with four people dying in NSW.
Three of those were passengers of the Ruby Princess cruise ship.