Some residents in Townsville, Cairns and Brisbane have been requested to urgently get examined after a Queensland lady who travelled to Melbourne examined constructive for coronavirus in Victoria.
The lady lived in Townsville however travelled by way of the 2 different cities within the Sunshine State earlier than flying south.
The lady, who’s in her 30s, left Queensland on October 7.
“The group at Queensland Well being has requested various individuals who could have been in touch together with her to quarantine themselves for 14 days and get examined in that interval,” Well being Minister Steven Miles informed reporters on Wednesday morning.
He stated authorities can be conducting contact tracing in all three Queensland cities.
“It’s most probably she contracted it whereas in Melbourne, she was in Melbourne a number of days earlier than being examined, nevertheless the way in which we’ve been so profitable is by being extremely cautious,” he stated.
The coronavirus scare comes after testing in sewage in Townsville revealed the lethal virus was current within the water system, which Mr Miles stated would clarify the constructive take a look at results of the girl now in Melbourne.
Regardless of the scare, Queensland once more recorded no new circumstances on Wednesday and solely has two energetic circumstances within the state however the information dangers souring the state’s profitable run containing the pandemic.
Wednesday, 14 October – coronavirus circumstances in Queensland:
• 0 new confirmed circumstances
• 2 energetic circumstances
• 1,161 complete confirmed circumstances
• 1,169,423 assessments performed
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) October 14, 2020
While NSW recorded more cases on Tuesday than Victoria, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk delivered her each day COVID-19 replace on Tuesday with a smile.
“Good morning Queensland … Right this moment I can report we’ve had zero new circumstances in a single day,” Ms Palaszczuk stated from Maryborough.
“I like nowadays, they’re terrific days.”
Because the starting of the yr, Queensland has recorded 1161 circumstances of COVID-19 and 6 individuals have died.
Again in late July, Queensland had recorded six successive days of no energetic circumstances, earlier than a number of returning travellers introduced an finish to the streak.
That every one modified on July 29, when three Logan women returned to Queensland from Melbourne, two of whom had contracted the virus.
After the ladies spent days in the neighborhood whereas infectious, the cluster unfold over the next two months to embody greater than 60 individuals, together with massive numbers of circumstances linked to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and Queensland Corrective Companies Academy.
Final week, the state marked 28 days because the final recognized case inside that cluster was in the neighborhood whereas infectious, prompting the state’s chief well being officer Dr Jeannette Younger to declare the cluster “over”.
It’s a far cry from Victoria, which has seen a slight enhance within the 14-day rolling common after 12 new cases were announced on Tuesday. The metropolitan Melbourne common now sits at 10.0.
As a part of Premier Daniel Andrews’ unique roadplan out of lockdown, the state wanted that determine to drop to five by Sunday, October 25, to see an easing of restrictions.
In NSW, 13 new circumstances have been confirmed on Tuesday, together with seven locally-acquired circumstances.
Queensland has not had a case exterior of quarantine since September 11.
Ms Palaszczuk final week stated she knew her strict border measures, which meant the state was nonetheless closed to Victoria and most of NSW, were not popular with everybody, but had served their purpose.
“Queenslanders have completed a mighty job. We are able to solely deal with our financial restoration with a robust well being response,” she stated final week.
As per the present highway map, Queensland will reopen to NSW on November 1 provided that the state has recorded 28 days of no so-called “thriller circumstances”.
When circumstances started to spike final week, regardless of preliminary studies the NSW authorities had a short while window to determine hyperlinks between clusters, each Ms Palaszczuk and Dr Younger reaffirmed they might nonetheless take into account the scenario on the finish of the month.
Testing numbers have remained regular in Queensland, with 4235 samples recorded within the newest testing interval.
Nearly 1.2 million assessments have been carried out in Queensland because the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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