‘Great news’ for Queensland according to the Premier, with five new coronavirus cases diagnosed overnight.
One of those was diagnosed in hotel quarantine, meaning four were locally acquired.
All of them are linked to the Indoorapilly cluster and were in home quarantine during their infectious period.
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Monday 9 August – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
4 new locally acquired cases, detected in home quarantine.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) August 9, 2021
It comes as authorities continue contact tracing up around the Cairns area, which is now under a snap three-day lockdown.
They’ve so far been able to link the infectious taxi driver to a marine pilot who tested positive up there last week.
Less than 1,000 people came forward for testing up there over the last day, a number that needs to increase for authorities to make sure that all potentially infected people are in home quarantine immediately.
There’s no more information about the Gold Coaster who tested positive and then negative, while their family is still also testing negative.
However, Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young is urging Gold Coasters to stay alert.
While the Premier has hailed today’s figures as good news, there are now reports that a positive infection has popped up just over the border around Byron Bay.
It’s understood the person may have come from Queensland and perhaps even travelled through the Gold Coast.
More information is expected in the NSW update at 11.00 am.
More to come.