Queensland has recorded zero cases of coronavirus for the second day in a row, but it’s the massive drop in the number of active cases that has health authorities extremely pleased.
There are now just 20 people in Queensland with the virus, down from 45 active cases yesterday.
Health Minister Steven Miles said at a press conference this morning that figure was “unimaginable only five or six weeks ago”.
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He said there have been only 11 cases of the virus in Queensland this week, with the state total remaining at 1045.
Of the 20 active cases, nine of those are in hospital, with three in intensive care.
Despite the positive numbers, Mr Miles says we are still waiting to see if the minor easing of restrictions last weekend has had any impact.
“We’d expect to start to see cases really from this weekend if there had been transmission last weekend,” he said.
“So, I’m really heartened to still be reporting those really low levels today but it’s really as we get into this week that we can be sure there hasn’t been an outbreak of those easing of restrictions.
“We will certainly know by next weekend whether last weekend caused a problem.”