BREAKING: Unvaccinated teenager tests positive on the Gold Coast

A 17-year-old Gold Coaster is amongst Queensland’s two new coronavirus cases diagnosed overnight.

It’s understood the unvaccinated teen tested positive after presenting to an emergency department with a headache.

He’s a close contact of someone who’d recently travelled to New South Wales.


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Authorities are investigating exactly how that person got into the state.

The other case is a woman in her 30s who’d recently returned from Melbourne but she’s already in home quarantine.

There is also a third case of an infected truck driver, which has resulted in some new exposure sites in Bundaberg overnight.

The driver tested positive in New South Wales and is not considered a Queensland case.

The Premier says more exposure sites will be listed throughout the day.

Queensland officials are updating state parliament with the information this morning, but a more detailed press conference is expected later.

“Today’s cases show Queensland is not immune to the pandemic, we’ve contained dozens of outbreaks but as New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and New Zealand have discovered, it only takes one case to cause a massive outbreak,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told state parliament this morning.

“Our only protection is to get vaccinated.

“Because of the time it takes between doses, Queenslanders have just five days to get their first dose so that they can be fully vaccinated in time for Christmas when families can be reunited with loved ones,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

It comes as Queensland reaches 75.22 percent first dose vaccination, and 60.7 percent second dose.