Qld records zero new cases as country’s virus death toll rises

Queensland has recorded another day of no new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the news in a post on social media on Friday morning.

The State’s total number of cases remains at 1058 with just 12 of those still active.


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Health Minister Steven Miles said yesterday that the continually low numbers show that “we are gradually easing restrictions without seeing a substantial increase in cases, which is precisely what we want to do.”

But he and the Chief Health Officer again encouraged more people to get tested.

“If you’re unwell with any symptoms, go to a GP or fever clinic,” the Chief Health Officer said.

Since the virus crisis began, 169,863 people in Queensland have been swabbed.

While it’s good news for Queensland today, sadly the country’s COVID-19 death toll has risen this morning.

An 88-year-old woman passed away in a NSW hospital, after contracting the virus in an outpatient clinical setting.

NSW Health officials announced the sad news on Friday morning.

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It takes the national death toll to 101.

“It’s more important than ever that everyone continues to maintain social distancing to keep flattening the curve,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

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