Officials baffled over Queensland woman’s COVID-19 results

A Queensland woman who tested positive to coronavirus has since returned a negative result.

The 68-year-old from Ipswich sparked fears that a cluster linked to three women who went to Melbourne had grown.

Officials on Wednesday said they were yet to trace the source of her infection as there was no obvious link to any other cases.


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It’s now believed the woman’s test could have been a false positive.

Health Minister Steven Miles says her case is still under investigation and she will have further tests over coming days.

It comes as Queensland recorded no new cases of coronavirus on Thursday.

The state’s total stands at 1088 with 12 active cases, including two on the Gold Coast.

Meantime Police have been carrying out a blitz of people who should be self-isolating with officers checking up on 253 people across the state.

The vast majority of people were found to be complying, with just three cases still under investigation.

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Why aren’t we doing antibody testing to see if there’s antibodies in their blood? That way we would know for definite. That’s what the UK are doing and I’m sure a lot of other places