Queensland has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight, however the country’s death toll has sadly risen today.
Four people in Victoria have sadly succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours and passed away, taking the state’s death toll to 293 and the national toll to 379.
The fatalities include a female in her 80s, two males in their 80s and a female in her 90s, with two of those linked to aged care.
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The state also recorded 303 new infections today, which is the second-lowest daily increase this month.
Meanwhile, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has congratulated Queenslanders on today’s figures.
“In more good news for Queenslanders today, we have had zero new cases,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Well done Queensland, that is great news and especially the news we want to hear when there are lots of families out and about this long weekend.”
It comes as the two men who tested positive on board a cargo ship off the coast of Townsville yesterday have been moved to hospital.
The Premier says health authorities are continuing to monitor the rest of the crew.
Meanwhile, it’s understood a third case recorded yesterday has been taken off Queensland’s virus tally after being added onto the NSW count.
It was a man in his 30s who tested positive while in hotel quarantine on the Gold Coast after returning from Sydney.
Queensland now has nine active cases.
Saturday, 15 August – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
• 0 new confirmed cases (1 additional new case went onto yesterday’s tally after another person from a cargo ship tested positive)
• 9 active cases
• 1,091 total confirmed cases
• 722,095 tests conducted#covid19au pic.twitter.com/WYuJOp5wD0
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) August 15, 2020