Queensland has recorded just one new local COVID-19 case today, with a close contact of one of Brisbane’s existing clusters testing positive.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young confirmed the new case is a man who attended the Black Hops Brewery in Brisbane last month.
The man was placed into quarantine last Saturday after being identified as a close contact, but initially tested negative before falling ill and testing positive overnight.
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Dr Young said it’s “good news” as the man poses no risk to the community.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath praised the number of Queenslanders who have so far come forward for testing, after more than 25,000 people were swabbed for the virus in the past 24 hours.
Two historical cases, both acquired overseas, have also been added to the state’s tally today.
It takes the total number of active infections in the state to 74, after health authorities revealed 11 people in Queensland had fully recovered from the virus overnight.
Dr Young also today revealed that all staff who work with COVID positive patients will now be tested daily, following the recent COVID outbreaks linked to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.