Historical Qld COVID-19 case linked to Byron hen’s party

Another case of COVID-19 linked to the Byron Bay hen’s party cluster has been detected in Queensland.

But health officials say it is a historical case and the person is not currently infectious.

Investigations are continuing but the community is being assured there is no risk.


“As this person had attended the party where COVID-19 spread to a number of people, they were placed into self-isolation at home and a testing routine commenced,” Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said.

“I am very grateful to this person for following the advice and doing all the right things to protect the community.

“The case is still under investigation, particularly why they had returned four negative PCR tests while in self-isolation, but then a positive serology test.

“It may have been a very low viral load, but we need to look into it further to be sure.”

It takes the total number of cases from that cluster to 13.

A nurse tested positive for COVID after returning to the Gold Coast from the Byron Bay hen’s party.

A male entertainer from the Gold Coast also later tested positive along with a man in his 20s who attended a Byron Bay pub at the same time as the hen’s party guests.

No other cases were recorded in Queensland in the last 24 hours, including in hotel quarantine.

There are still 57 active cases being treated across the state.

More than 5700 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.

Current COVID restrictions, including mandatory mask-wearing indoors, are due to end on Thursday, pending no further local cases.

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It’s more concerning to me that the Qld Deputy Premier was holidaying in Byron with his little boogie board… EWWWW!!! I hope they sterilised the beach showers. Why doesn’t he decide “which side of the border he wants to live on for his holiday”… we don’t want him here in NSW. What a nerve!

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