Queensland has recorded four new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the Wacol Correctional Services Academy cluster continues to grow.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young confirmed on Sunday all of the new cases are close contacts of known cases linked to the cluster.
Three of those are from the same household in Forest Lakes, while the fourth case is a resident of Collingwood Park, who has also attended Staines Memorial College in Redbank Plains.
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The school has been closed for deep cleaning, while contact tracing also gets underway.
“We do know they attend the Staines Memorial College, they attend that school and that school has alerted other students and families about the case and indeed it is associated with a church, so those people were told not to attend,” Dr Young said.
Dr Young said today’s cases prove why the state’s tough new limits on indoor and outdoor private gatherings are so important.
Health Authorities also warned that more cases in the coming days are almost inevitable.
Sunday, 30 August – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
• 4 new confirmed cases
• 28 active cases
• 1,121 total confirmed cases
• 888,924 tests conducted
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) August 30, 2020
In a bid to try and curb the spread of the virus in the community, Dr Young said now was a good time to start wearing a face mask in places where it is difficult to social distance.
Dr Young said people should also try and continue working from home if possible.
There are now 28 active cases across the whole state, including four here on the Gold Coast.
In the past 24 hours,