Queensland goes another day with no new COVID-19 cases

Queensland has recorded its eighth straight down with no new cases of coronavirus.

The State’s overall total remains at 1066, with just two still active, both of those on the Gold Coast.

Health Minister Steven Miles says it’s another fantastic result.


“It’s quite incredible, you’ll all recall how I used to celebrate just one day with zero cases. To go eight days with zero cases is cause for celebration, I’m sure all Queenslanders are very proud of how well they’ve done.”

A total of 5893 people were tested on Wednesday, well above the daily target.

It comes as the State Government announces a permanent boost to the state’s medical stockpile to better prepare us for a future pandemic, doubling its current capacity.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems around the world have experienced critical shortages of medical supplies, supplies that without which we cannot deliver health care, or we put our health staff at risk.

“Queensland was not immune, there were times that we faced shortages of a wide range of equipment.”

The stockpile now has at least 90 days supply with a big boost in face masks, gloves and aprons.

“While it’s unlikely that we will face a wave of what we had anticipated, we can be assured there will be another pandemic and I’m determined to ensure our health staff are never, ever again faced with having to make those kinds of choices about delivering health care.”

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