Queensland records one new coronavirus case, as new hotline fields hundreds of calls

Good news for Queensland overnight, with just one new case of coronavirus reported.

A woman in her 20s has tested positive while in hotel quarantine, after recently returning from overseas.

In further good news, three previous infections have now recovered, meaning there are just 25 active cases within the state.


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The new figures were announced in State Parliament this morning, with the Health Minister Steven Miles reporting the latest on the new border crossing hotline.

“Queensland’s specialist COVID-19 health care support service launched on Friday.

“The service, available by a new hotline, is designed to ensure thousands of interstate residents who access health care in Queensland each month, are supported when they enter the state.

“So far they have fielded 231 calls since Friday,” Minister Miles said.

It comes as a hospital in Ipswich continues to grapple with a number of cases there, with that cluster now at five.

But hundreds of other employees have had to go in quarantine as a precaution, which has caused some staffing issues.

Contact tracing is continuing in the Ipswich area today. 7,660 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours.

 

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Must be an election coming up!