New Covid-19 case detected outside of Brisbane

There are fears Queensland’s coronavirus outbreak is now out of control, with authorities confirming a new case popping up in the state’s far north.

Queensland Health has confirmed a new case of coronavirus has popped up within the Cairns region today.

It comes after 16 new local cases were announced this morning, all linked to the Indoorapilly cluster in the state’s southeast.


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There are now fears that the rest of the state will have to join the harshest lockdown yet, following news of a case outside of Brisbane.

Authorities are still investigating the new case, and are yet to confirm whether or not it is the Delta variant.

It’s understood they’re also looking into whether or not the case is actually infectious, or if it is a historical infection.