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.
Tuesday, 29 September – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
• 0 new confirmed cases
• 8 active cases
• 1,157 total confirmed cases
• 1,104,203 tests conducted
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) September 29, 2020
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.