Two new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Queensland

Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, both close contacts of known cases.

One is the sister of a student from Staines Memorial College in Redbank Plains who had previously tested positive.

Health officials say the sibling was already in quarantine.


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The second case is a nurse from Ipswich Hospital who had been in contact with COVID patients.

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young says the latest cases are not cause for concern at this stage.

“We know where those two cases are from. It’s very, very important that people when they are close contacts, do quarantine and that’s what we’re seeing happening,” Dr Young said.

The number of positive cases among staff at Ipswich Hospital now stands at four.

There are 222 hospital staff who have been forced to quarantine, forcing officials to reschedule or cancel some appointments.

Today’s new cases take Queensland’s total number of cases to 1131.

There are currently 25 active cases across the state with three people recovering in the last few days.

More than 6000 tests were carried out on Saturday including 152 people on Russell Island where a woman was diagnosed with the virus on Friday.

Earlier: PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: COVID patient visited popular Ikea store

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