Ipswich high school closed after student tests positive to coronavirus

An Ipswich high school will be closed today, after a student tested positive for coronavirus.

The year 11 student reportedly returned a positive test overnight, and will be confirmed in today’s coronavirus figures for Queensland.

St Edmond’s College in Ipswich will be closed, as it undergoes deep cleaning and thorough testing.


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The case is likely to be linked to a growing cluster in the area, after a number of health care workers tested positive at the Ipswich Hospital.

Five people are a part of that cluster, with the hospital having to cut back on certain services as it puts hundreds into precautionary quarantine.

Yesterday, there was just one confirmed case of the virus, in a return overseas traveller already in hotel quarantine.

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Health authorities are expected to provide more details later this morning.

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