No new Qld cases, as world passes grim coronavirus milestone

There’s been no new coronavirus cases diagnosed in Queensland overnight, as the world passes one million coronavirus deaths.

It’s the second day in a row of no new cases for the Sunshine State, after four were diagnosed over the weekend.

But authorities aren’t worried about the most recent cases, which all tested positive while in quarantine.


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Two were in hotel quarantine after recently returning home from overseas, while the other two are on an international cargo vessel stationed off the coast of Weipa.

Queensland is still considered free of community transmission for at least two and a half weeks, with just eight cases still considered active.

There’s been a slight spike in tests as well, with 4,368 carried out overnight. But Health Minister Steven Miles says it’s still a bit lower than authorities would like.

It comes as global coronavirus deaths tip over the 1 million mark.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland is very lucky to only account for six of those deaths.

“It’s a grim global milestone, equivalent to one fifth of Queensland’s population,” she posted on Twitter.

“Of those more than 1 million deaths, six were Queenslanders.

“The pandemic isn’t over, and we don’t want to see any more Queenslanders dying from this disease.

“Keep following the health advice,” her post reads.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia as a whole has done better than most countries in battling the virus on both the health and economic front.

“In Australia, 882 lives have been lost to COVID-19. 670 of those in aged care,” he said.

“This is a heavy blow when it comes to the health impacts of the pandemic and it has been a daily challenge to ensure that we remain as best as we can ahead of the challenges of this pandemic.

“In Australia we have fared better than almost any other country in the world and that is particularly the case when you combined the challenge we have with the COVID recession that has stemmed from the pandemic and our Pacific has always been to manage both the health impacts of the pandemic and the economic impacts of the pandemic,” Mr Morrison

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