Queenslanders are being praised for their efforts to help flatten the coronavirus curve, with just two more cases confirmed overnight.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the results are encouraging and prove that the measures put in place to stop the spread of the virus are working.
“None of this is easy – but it’s worth it. It’s working,” the Premier said on Saturday.
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Yesterday’s total case numbers were revised overnight and the state total remains at 1,026.
Health Minister Steven Miles said the low number of positive cases today was despite record high testing.
“We’re conducting well over 2000 tests a day and still seeing low numbers, that means Queenslanders are doing to right thing and stopping the spread,” Minister Miles said.
“The Chief Health Officer has expanded testing criteria for anyone who has symptoms consistent with COVID-19. We’re determined to find and trace every case in Queensland.”
Of the 1,026 confirmed cases in Queensland, 964 of those had recently travelled overseas or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.
“Even though Queensland has recorded very low numbers of cases this week, Queenslanders are reminded to continue staying home as much as possible, and stay in their suburb when undertaking essential activities such as going to the supermarket or exercising,” Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said.
A total of 97,057 tests for COVID-19 have been undertaken in Queensland, with 2,093 tests in the past 24 hours.