Qld records massive drop in virus cases, but Gold Coast numbers still rising

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.

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jason anthony
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Goldcoast beaches busier than Christmas!
Sunday 5th April, r U serious Queenslanders.
What a joke, stay at home people!

Dave Shawn
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Dave Shawn

Sunshine Coast beaches have groups on them today and > 100 people. No patience or thought for other people.

Terry Chalmers
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Terry Chalmers

Cases keep rising on the Gold Coast because the Internationals are showing complete disregard for social distance rules and there isn’t a cop to be seen on the streets to make them do otherwise. Sunbaking in large groups passing around beers on the beach is all OK if you are a back packer or Brazillian

Mike Penrose
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Mike Penrose

We’ve spent a lot of time beach walking and disagree totally you are spreading false information

Kymba
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Kymba

Police the area behind HOTA! Swimming training and board paddling or walking around the lake for daily exercise is fine but I see SO MANY PEOPLE just laying about sunbaking, sitting on park benches enjoying coffee etc when they should BE HOME!!!!

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Bravo

We’re enjoying low numbers on the rise, as the premier said. ” The case are coming from over seas and cruise ships. Is it not time to test the massive population of flu symptoms in this early flu season? If we are only testing a demographic that today barely exists then of course the numbers are going to look good. It’s time we started testing people with the flu instead of doctors sending those people home and even worse. Some of those people are back at work with me without having been tested. Wake up Anastasia.

Wayne Stringer
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Wayne Stringer

Unfortunately, you have to have a lot more testing equipment and kits to do that and like many other countries, we don’t.

Arney
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Arney

Annastasia Palaszczuk “Well done Queensland, we’ve got a long way to go but these signs are very encouraging to have only 9 cases overnight. Load of crap! How many thousands out there haven’t been tested and potentially walking around with this virus? Oh that’s right. There’s not enough equipment to test everyone, so let’s say the signs are very encouraging. Have any of the ministers been tested? Oh that’s right. Only if you have symptoms, you get tested, yet it’s been proven that there are those without symptoms have had the virus. Who cares about numbers when everyone in a… Read more »

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Bravo

Not actually the case. People with symptoms are not being tested at all. The test criteria is if you have recently been abroad, you are known to have come in contact with someone who has Covid-19 or you have unexplained pnemonia. You are not tested if you get flu symptoms and you are “low risk”.

Arney
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Arney

I have been tested twice and with negative results and that was because of returning from overseas. I have been In the high risk triage unit and have seen the affects of covid-19 testing. It should be mandatory that everyone be tested. I had flu symptoms, so your wrong. Have the test yourself and walk around the high risk triage, talk to doctors and nurses and other patients, then you’ll understand. People are ignorant to understand how deadly this is. Let people socially, then they can Russian roulette in big crowds, cause that’s how life is out there is you… Read more »

Angie
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Angie

Absolutely stressed and disgusted at what I saw as well today when many others are doing the right thing…the police need to get more serious with fines or shut everything down

Rony
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Rony

People stop congregating or we will never get rid of this virus.we are still see in g big crowds.of people every were.i can see us going into stage 4 if people don’t listen.simple as that.

Peter
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Peter

People stay at home.are you all that stupid

Danielle
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Danielle

Ok the numbers. Are they community spread or international travellers who are in quarantine. We are constantly given numbers but no other information. We constantly get mixed messages. It’s only international travellers returning home or the god forsaken ruby princess and yet we are constantly being told to be in fear when leaving the house. I think the rules put in place are a great way to stop the spread and I hope we are all abiding by them so we can enjoy life with friends and family again soon but I also want to be told the whole picture.… Read more »

Wayne Stringer
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Wayne Stringer

The cruise ship numbers are well documented but there is never any mention of any cases directly related to the 31,000 plus Chinese students who entered the country after supposedly self isolating for 14 days overseas. Political interference perhaps?

Peter Hosking
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Peter Hosking

BEWARE the narrow stairs on Miami hill a small number are still exercising ( with vocal abuse) up and down them displaying total disregard for social distancing) and the safety of families with small children the elderly and genuine walkers forced to access.
The local residents I have spoken to are avoiding the stairs and extremely disappointed and frustrated with the complete lack care and protection for the community and especially our most vulnerable especially when you could run up the hill or other stairs 30 Mtrs away!
It’s UNTHINKABLE! but they’re out there..
Please take care and stay safe

Paul
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Paul

Hope all you guys listen to your premier and don’t come across the boarder at Easter