Two new cases recorded in Queensland

Two cases mean 'good news' but Queensland 'not out of the woods yet'

Coronavirus
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Lockdown decision expected to be made tomorrow

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Queensland has recorded two new COVID-19 cases overnight, one linked to the existing Portuguese restaurant cluster and the other linked to international arrivals on the second day of lockdown.

The state recorded nearly 30,000 COVID tests overnight with a record breaking 18,162 vaccines administered.

The International arrivals case is a 37-year-old woman who works at the Qatar check-in counter and is the fifth seperate source of COVID-19 infection in Queensland.

The other local case has been in isolation for the entirety of the infectious period

Queensland's five clusters are:

  • The Portuguese restaurant cluster in Brisbane
  • The NT mine workers cluster in the Sunshine Coast
  • The Virgin worker cluster who is linked to the Sydney Bondi outbreak
  • The Prince Charles Hospital worker cluster who visited North Queensland with the highly contagious Delta variant

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the two new cases are "very encouraging" and warned that the next 24 hours are vital to lifting the state's three day lockdown.

"We're not out of the woods yet, we've got another 24 hours to see what happens," Premier Palaszczuk said.

"We will talk to you tomorrow in relation to whether or not we can [lift the] lockdown."

South-east Queensland, Townsville and Magnetic Island were forced into lockdown since 6pm Tuesday.

Check the latest exposure sites here.

The story Two new cases recorded in Queensland first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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