“Not concerned” Qld records one new local COVID-19 case

Queensland has recorded one new local COVID-19 case today, but officials admit they are not concerned.

The new case is a 15-year-old student from St Thomas Moore College, linked to the Sunnybank cluster.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it does not pose a risk, as the teenager was in home quarantine while infectious.


There are now eight cases linked to the cluster, including the initial family of five.

It comes after more than 13,396 people came forward for testing in the past 24 hours.

Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, said it was important Queenslanders didn’t become complacent, despite the cluster appearing to be under control.

“We know that we could have another case come into Queensland at any time,” Dr Young said.

“So could everyone please continue to do that work and come forward and get tested with only the most minor of symptoms, any symptoms at all, just come forward and get tested.”

It’s also been revealed more than 9000 vaccine doses have already been given to children aged between 12 and 15 since they were given the green light to receive the shot yesterday.

Another 15,000 children have been booked in to receive the Pfizer jab.

“We now have 56.68 per cent have got one dose of vaccine and 38.33 per cent are fully vaccinated,” the Premier said.

“Let’s get as many people as we can fully vaccinated.”