Two new COVID-19 cases but signs for Gold Coast are good

The Gold Coast has recorded a further two cases of coronavirus, taking the city’s total to 192.

They’re among three cases confirmed across Queensland overnight, with the State’s total now at 1033.

But there are further encouraging signs for the Gold Coast with just 21 of the city’s total cases still classed as ‘active’.


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A total of 171 patients are now listed as having recovered from the virus.

However Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young is warning people not to get complacent.

“Even though Queensland has recorded very low numbers of cases this week, Queenslanders are reminded to continue staying home as much as possible, and stay in their suburb when undertaking essential activities such as going to the supermarket or exercising,” Dr Young said.

Of the cases on the Gold Coast, the vast majority were acquired overseas with 124 people bringing the virus back into the country.

There has been 56 cases where someone has contracted the virus locally from a known case, and six cases where officials have been unable to trace the source.

Three other cases were acquired interstate with two still under investigation.

There has been 9301 quarantine notices issued to Gold Coasters since the beginning of the outbreak, with 372 of those still current.

Read more: Three COVID-19 cases recorded, as Qld prepares to lift restrictions

It comes as the State Government eases some stay-at-home restrictions from midnight on Friday, while Council has also relaxed some measures as well.

Family picnics and weekend drives up to 50 km will be allowed, national parks will reopen and people will be able to shop for non-essential items.

Council today announced the reopening of the Spit from midnight while also beachside carparks are also being reopened.

“The majority of everyone out there are doing the social distancing and I congratulate Gold Coasters for doing that. We are combatting this COVID-19 together as shown by the data,” Mayor Tom Tate said.

Read more: Council to reopen The Spit, beachside carparks

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