Another day of no new local COVID-19 cases in Qld

QUEENSLAND has recorded another day with zero community cases of COVID-19 after close to 15,000 tests.

Six overseas cases were detected, one in hotel quarantine and the other five in a bulk carrier off the west of Cape York.

Queensland Health is in discussions with those on board the ship to determine how sick they are and whether or not they require treatment on the mainland.


Another 20,559 doses of the vaccine were administered across the state, taking the number of jabs delivered to over five million.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said she was expecting a jump in vaccine numbers over the weekend as a result of the ‘Super Pfizer Weekend’ three weeks ago.

Those who got their first dose then will now be ready to get their second dose.

In a bid to boost vaccination rates, officials have also set up weekend vaccine clinics in 19 high schools where the jab rates have been low.

The list of schools involved will be on the Queensland Health website later today.