Queensland records two new cases of COVID-19

Queensland has recorded two new cases of coronavirus, however officials are not concerned.

Both are returned travellers in hotel quarantine in Cairns.

One is a 45-year-old man who had recently arrived from the Philippines.


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The second is a woman in her 40s who had been in Papua New Guinea.

Health Minister Steven Miles says they have yet to be added to the state’s total with discussions continuing on whether they will actually be added to tallies in the countries they came from.

With the two new cases, Queensland now has five active cases across the state.

There were 4529 tests carried out on Tuesday, just below the state’s benchmark.