QUEENSLAND has recorded one new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours but health officials believe the state is in a “good place”.
Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, said today’s case had been linked to one of the outbreaks.
“They live in the same household as those two cases that I announced a couple of days ago from Tarragindi,” Dr Young said.
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“That was picked up in someone who was in home quarantine for their entire infectious period. They’re actually well .. they’re asymptomatic.
“So that is very good news.”
Dr Young confirmed there have now been 9,827 close contacts identified across the five outbreaks health officials have been managing.
There are currently 5,701 people in home quarantine across the state and another 3,093 in hotel quarantine.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said another day of low case numbers was further proof the snap lockdown was effective.
“This is why we had the quick lockdown,” Minister D’Ath said.
“We knew if we do this fast and hard for a short period of time, we’re able to contact trace and contain the virus.”
The Minister also issued another warning to Queenslanders not to lash out at staff at vaccine clinics, after further reports of abuse across the state.
“We are making it clear that the only walk-ins we’ll take are people who are going for their second dose or are a front-line worker,” she said.
“We have heard some incidents where people have been abusive to staff because they’re not allowing general walk-ins, but we can’t do this until the Commonwealth provides more vaccine supply.
“So, please be patient. Be respectful.”