8 new COVID cases in Qld, highest number since April

QUEENSLAND has recorded another eight cases of COVID-19 as the clusters in the south east continue to grow.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the news in Parliament on Wednesday morning.

“Five of the eight cases reported today relate to the cluster at the Queensland Correctional Services Academy,” Ms Palaszczuk said.


“They are each members of the same family from one household and were already in quarantine when they were diagnosed.

“A further three of those cases are related to the Ipswich Hospital cluster. Two of those cases are health care workers who were already in quarantine, and the third is one of their children.

Today’s figure is the highest daily number recorded in Queensland since April 14, where there were 11 reported in a 24-hour period.

The Premier has told residents there is no reason to be overly concerned by today’s numbers.

“From the outset I want to assure Queenslanders that although that number is our highest daily tally for some time, each of those people diagnosed is related to existing cases and seven of them were in quarantine at the time they were diagnosed,” Ms Palaszczuk told Parliament.

“This is not a time for alarm this a time for thanks that our testing system is so professional and Queenslanders are so vigilant and that we have had remarkable success containing this virus.”

There are now 29 active cases of COVID in Queensland.

It follows news overnight that St Edmund’s College in Ipswich had been closed after a Year 11 student tested positive to the virus.

Contract tracing within the school will continue today and the facility will be undergoing a deep clean.

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No reason to panic yet! until some of the high profile visitors start getting out and about from their respective resorts.
I.e. AFL families & co, the rich boat people ex Vic and now the movie set people are arriving from overseas.

So if the confirmed cases of 1143 there has been 6 deaths, a rate of 0.52% so less than half a percent mortality rate.
Tests done 990944 there has been 1143 cases, a rate of 0.12% so a ridiculously small amount. Why are we still not able to stand up in a bar?

Because people are unreliable and think they are getting away with something, and then we are all lockd down again, no second wave please….

Just need to hang on till after the election and all will be opened up again.
Maybe will even have a new “leader”