The Gold Coast’s lengthy streak of no new coronavirus cases has come to an end, after the city recorded another case overnight.
A 70-year-old woman, who was a passenger on the Coral Princess Cruise Ship, has tested positive.
The Gold Coast woman is Queensland’s only new virus case recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases diagnosed in the state to 1055.
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Queensland Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles confirmed the number of active cases has dropped.
“We now have just 13 active cases in Queensland,” Mr Miles told reporters on Saturday.
“We are continuing to test over 3000 people a day, with 3224 tested in the last reporting period.”
Of the 13 active cases, five are in hospital, with three in intensive care units.
Mr Miles said that the continued low number of new cases in Queensland is extremely promising.
“The fact that we continue to have that very low rate of cases, and they continue to be largely people who have returned from overseas, again, many of them off cruise ships, suggests that the first round of easing two weeks ago has not led to increased transmission,” Mr Miles said.
“And that gives us great confidence going into today, the next round of easing.”
Today’s case takes the total number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on the Gold Coast to 195.