Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case



Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the COVID-positive person was a female student from St Thomas More College in Sunnybank, which was linked to a known cluster.The student has been in home quarantine.Ms Palaszczuk said there was also a second case in a person who had arrived from overseas and was in hotel quarantine.Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the student tested positive on day nine of quarantine and had been isolated for her entire infectious period.Queensland COVID-19 snapshotIn the past 24 hours:Locally acquired cases: 1Other sources: 1Tests: 13,899Queensland’s vaccine roll-out (percentage of those eligible):First dose: 61.53 per centSecond dose: 42.78 per centLatest information from Queensland Health.”This just shows yet again how important it is that when people are asked to go into quarantine they need to remain in quarantine for 14 days,” Dr Young said.”Thank you very much to all of those families — there is large numbers of them who are still in quarantine.”Authorities gave their daily COVID-19 update from a new Brisbane vaccination hub at the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Pinkenba, which opens seven days a week from today.The NRL has joined the Queensland vaccine push, offering 3,000 free tickets to people coming forward for vaccines at certain hubs today and tomorrow.LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemicHealth Minister Yvette D’Ath said with COVID-19 “on our doorstep” she hoped the campaign would increase walk-ins.”We need as many people coming forward and getting vaccinated — we need to get to that 80 per cent mark as quickly as we possibly can,” Ms D’Ath said.She said the ticket giveaways will go to walk-ins at the vaccination hubs at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall, Pinkenba, Logan Entertainment Centre and Mount Warren Park.On offer are 2,000 double passes to Friday’s game between the Sea Eagles and the Rabbitohs and 1,000 for Saturday’s Storm and Panthers game. There are 1,000 double passes on offer for this Saturday’s preliminary final between Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers. (Getty: Mark Kolbe)Dr Young said the new Pinkenba hub was created in an effort to make vaccinations “as easy as possible”.”This one will be offering vaccinations to anyone who walks in but also … work groups, so that people can organise a bus.”The sooner we’ve got Queenslanders fully vaccinated, the sooner we can remove so many of restrictions we’ve had for a long time now.”‘All started from one case’Ms D’Ath said more than 80 vaccination sites are operating across Queensland alongside GPs and pharmacies.She said Queenslanders should “seek to rebook” future vaccine appointments with more supply and availability opening up.”What you will find is there is booking slots becoming available much earlier and you can reschedule that appointment and bring it forward to now,” she said.”Let’s not wait until we’ve got a major outbreak, let’s get vaccinated now.”Across New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and New Zealand – that all started from one case.”Read more about the spread of COVID-19 in Australia:Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 29 minutes 27 seconds29m Outbreak: How Australia lost control of the Delta variant



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