Queensland’s list of exposure sites balloons over new local cases

Authorities continue to release updated exposure venues across southeast Queensland, as they scramble to track the movements of 13 new local coronavirus cases.

All thirteen were diagnosed overnight, and are linked to the existing Brisbane cluster. However, a missing link is still baffling authorities.

It’s prompted the government to extend the snap three-day lockdown until Sunday, August 8.


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Throughout the day, more and more exposure sites have been listed around Queensland, in the areas of Corinda, Graceville,Yeronga, Gracemere, Rockhampton and Rockwood Weir.

Queensland Health is urging everyone to regularly check the list of exposure sites, which is being updated constantly, as the latest cluster continues to grow.

To check the updated list, click here.

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young is pleading with Queenslanders to stay home at all costs, and get tested if they show even the slightest of symptoms.

“The risk to Queensland is continuing to escalate with new locally acquired cases being reported each day,” Dr Young said in this morning’s press conference.

“If you do not absolutely need to leave your house, don’t.

“Now is the time to act to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

“As we have seen in other states, the Delta variant spreads rapidly with only fleeting contact, and this poses a significant risk to the community,” Doctor Young said.