Queensland is edging closer to being COVID-19 free after recording another day of no new cases.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles confirmed on Wednesday there were only five active cases in the state, down from 16 just yesterday.
“It is an incredible result when you think that we had 55 related to the clusters and we have, it appears, managed to get in control, although we won’t be able to confirm that until tomorrow,” Minister Miles said.
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Thursday will mark 14 days since the last case of community transmission in Queensland.
If the state makes it to that milestone, restrictions on gatherings, aged care homes and hospitals in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim and Moreton Bay will be eased.
Wednesday, 23 September – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
• 0 new confirmed cases
• 5 active cases
• 1,153 total confirmed cases
• 1,077,563 tests conducted
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) September 22, 2020
The Deputy Premier also revealed the Gold Coast’s longest COVID patient is today been moved from an acute treatment space into a rehabilitation space.
“It is just fantastic news,” Minister Miles said.
“You will recall Richard spent 77 days in intensive care.
“But he is on the mend. That is exactly what we want to see.”