Gold Coast records another local COVID-19 case

Another locally-acquired case of COVID-19 has been detected on the Gold Coast, taking the cluster in the city to four cases.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the man had been in the community while infectious for a number of days and may be the link to the other cases.

“We understand he may have recently travelled from New South Wales,” Minister D’Ath said.


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“We’re still getting details around that.

“This may end up being the source of this cluster.”

Ms D’Ath said it was important residents on the Gold Coast remained vigilant.

“There is still a risk on the Gold Coast because there are a number of these positive cases that have been in the community for a number of days.

“So we want anyone on the Gold Coast to come out and get tested if you have any symptoms whatsoever.”

More exposure sites are expected to be added to the Queensland Health website later today.

“There’s likely to be more exposure sites on the Gold Coast going up as we interview this gentleman,” Ms D’Ath said.

“So please keep an eye on our website if you have been at the Gold Coast or you live in the Gold Coast area.”

The Minister also confirmed there had been no positive tests at the Mudgeeraba aged care facility where a staff member tested positive over the weekend.

“89 tests have come back and they’ve all been negative,” she said.

“That is wonderful news for the residents and staff at that aged care facility.”