Qld Reports One More COVID-19 Case | Great Lakes Defender

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Queensland has only recorded one new case of locally acquired COVID-19 in the community as confidence grows that the state is eliminating the spread of the virus. Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the case was identified as close contact with an Alpha variant case in the Portuguese club group after more than 22,218 tests statewide. She says if people continue to wear face masks, socialize, get tested and register using QR codes, epidemics will be brought under control. “Great news today, thank you Queensland for the wonderful job you are doing and like I said if we all do the right thing we will get through this together,” the Prime Minister said. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Jeanette Young said the new case is close contact of a 29-year-old man from Sinnamon Park who visited the Noosa area last week. The woman from Kangaroo Point is asymptomatic and is a nursing student at Griffith University but has not been to campus. Dr Young said she had not worked as a team and had only visited her clinical internship location at Logan Hospital once since June 15. “I’m not particularly worried, but we’ll check to see if she develops any symptoms in the future that will help us determine the actual infectious period,” she said. “So, I’m sorry, that is a very complicated story, I’m just trying to point out that this is a community acquired case, and I think it’s a low risk but we take it as always, of course, very, very much serious, and looking at all potential exposure sites. ”The chief medical officer of health said 6,664 people had been identified as contacts of active virus cases with 5,177 people in home isolation and 3,000 in quarantine at the hotel. “So we have a lot of people doing a lot of hard work in terms of all of these contacts, and thank you to everyone who adheres to these requirements to be in home quarantine and continue to get tested when asked to. do it, ”Dr. Young said. Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said a 32-year-old woman from Sydney was arrested after escaping from quarantine at a hotel in Cairns. He said the woman was found at property in Cairns and was facing criminal charges after climbing balconies and breaking down a door to escape the hotel. Meanwhile, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has confirmed that Queensland will receive an additional 200,000 vaccines in July, or 64,350 Pfizer vaccines per week, an increase of 10,000 per week from June. She said this would allow state clinics and general practitioners to start clearing a backlog of 230,000 people waiting to be vaccinated and 140,000 people who have registered. “Yes, people can start looking for where there is a GP to book for Pfizer or an AstraZeneca vaccine throughout the month of July, or they can continue to look to enroll in a state-run clinic. in the future, and we encourage people to do so, and we will contact anyone already registered to inform them of the availability of reservations, ”she said. Queensland recorded five cases of COVID-19 in quarantine at the hotel on Tuesday. Associated Australian Press


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