The Gold Coast has avoided being placed into lockdown for now, with Queensland recording two new local COVID-19 cases today.
The State’s top doctor said the two new infections detected overnight are linked to the cluster involving a nurse at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, who tested positive on Monday after attending a hen’s party in Byron Bay at the weekend.
One is another nurse at the hospital who had received her first dose of the vaccine, while the second case is her housemate.
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prior to working that shift.”
The cluster linked to the nurse now stands at 11 cases, while another cluster linked to a doctor at the same hospital stands at eight cases.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said while today’s news is encouraging, the next 24 hours will be extremely critical.
Ms Palaszczuk also praised Queenslanders, after more than 33,000 people came forward for testing in the past 24 hours.
Greater Brisbane will find out at 9am on Thursday whether or not the lockdown will be extended over the Easter period.
are looking positive.
Another returned traveller also tested positive while in hotel quarantine overnight.
It takes the total number of active COVID-19 cases currently being treated in Queensland hospitals to 71.