One new local COVID-19 case in Qld

QUEENSLAND has recorded one new local case of COVID-19 after over 17,000 tests in the last 24 hours.

The latest case is a household contact of a previous case linked to the Sunnybank cluster.

“They have been in home quarantine for their entire infectious period,” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath told reporters on Friday.


There are still 1000 families in home quarantine as a result of the recent cluster.

The confirmed case comes a day before the state government’s ‘super weekend’ of vaccinations.

All of the community hubs will be opened right across the weekend with walk-ins now welcome.

Over 60’s will also be able to access the Pfizer jab at the clinics.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said it was vital Queenslander’s came forward and rolled up their sleeves.

“This is our chance,” Dr Young said.

“We are starting to get that big ramp-up in vaccine supply that we’ve been promised for many months now.

“Now is the time we can really start escalating.”