QUEENSLAND has recorded one new case of COVID-19 but the Deputy Premier is confident there is “no risk of community transmission”.
Steven Miles confirmed on Thursday morning the man in his 60s works at the Ipswich Hospital and had been in quarantine.
“He was a known contact of cases at the Ipswich Hospital,” the Deputy Premier said.
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“We’ve had several cases now of healthcare workers at the hospital who’ve been infected.
“It underlines how important it’s been that we put all of those workers into quarantine.”
At one stage, over 200 staff at the facility were forced into quarantine to try and stop the outbreak from spreading.
“That comes at great expense to the health system overall, it’s very challenging for us to cover those rosters,” Mr Miles said.
“But this demonstrates why that’s important because we’ve been able to stop any further infection from this case.”
11, 643 people were tested across the state in the last 24 hours, which is a big increase on the last couple of days.
It comes after Queensland Health urged people to come forward and get tested, particularly in the Goodna, Redbank and Redbank Plains area, after daily numbers dropped below 3000 on Sunday.