Queensland Health has confirmed a new local case of COVID-19 in Brisbane’s bayside, the second community case in Queensland this week.
A number of exposure sites linked to the new infection have been identified in Capalaba from Monday and Tuesday.
Urgent contact tracing is underway with officials to reveal more details on Saturday.
“This is a timely reminder for all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice, as there may be more locations,” Queensland Health said in a statement.
No further exposure sites have been identified on the Gold Coast since confirmation of a community case on Wednesday.
The man had been infectious in the community for three days and had visited Robina Town Centre last Friday.
Genomic sequencing has now linked the case back to New South Wales, but exactly how it got into the Gold Coast remains unclear.
Officials say the man had not been interstate, sparking fears there are undetected cases lurking in the city.
“Now that we’re aware that this Gold Coast case isn’t linked to the most recent cases on the Gold Coast, that means someone has been on the Gold Coast, and may still be on the Gold Coast, or elsewhere in Queensland who is positive and hasn’t been identified,” Ms D’Ath said.
“This reinforces the importance of everyone coming forward if they’ve got any symptoms, no matter how mild, and get tested”.