There’s once again been no new cases of coronavirus diagnosed in Queensland overnight, with more PPE supplies on the way for the state.
It leaves our state total at 1,091.
Three out of four patients from an aged care facility on the Sunshine Coast have returned negative results, with the fourth still waiting on results.
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Meantime, another person has recovered from the virus overnight, meaning there are now just seven cases still considered active.
Three of those are on the Gold Coast.
Tuesday, 18 August – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
• 0 new confirmed cases
• 7 active cases
• 1,091 total confirmed cases
• 735,640 tests conducted
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) August 17, 2020
The state government is now boosting Queensland’s personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies, with an expanded bulk storage site at Inala ready to house more of the vital material.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it’s important to make sure the health workforce is ready.
“The pandemic has put pressure on PPE stocks worldwide, but Queensland has managed exceptionally well.
“This next step ensures Queensland always has enough PPE supplies, so our health workforce is protected no matter what happens next,” the Premier tweeted.
Health Minister Steven Miles says they’ve had the keys to the Inala site for just two months, and will continue to stock it up.
“Prior to COVID, we would hold on hand $15-20 million worth of stock, we now have $110 million worth of stock, roughly $60 million worth at this site alone.
“And of course we intend to continue to fill it,” Minister Miles said.