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Queensland records one new local COVID case, with several new exposure sites

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Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19.

Health authorities say the case is not linked to the current clusters.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles says the woman in her 50’s, who lives in Fitzgibbon, spent some time in the community, resulting in several new exposure sites.

“She was infectious in the community, we believe for 10 days so there’s a large number of new locations.”

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Locals are being urged to monitor the list of exposure sites and Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeanette Young is asking people to get tested.

“It’s really important that anyone who lives in that Fitzgibbon area or indeed anywhere down from Redcliffe down through Chermisde to Cannon Hill please, any symptoms at all come and get tested.”

Doctor Young says they expect to know more about the case this afternoon.

“We will get genome sequencing back to try and work out where this person’s acquired the infection.”

“At this stage there are no close links that we’ve been able to identify, she hasn’t been to any known exposure sites.”

No lockdown 

Doctor Young is not considering a lockdown as the woman was fully vaccinated and her household contacts have tested negative. 

But she would like to see more testing. 

“I am reasonably assured by all that but it would be good to see that enhanced testing response,” she says.

The state also recorded two positive COVID cases that were acquired overseas and detected in hotel quarantine.

Travel restrictions have also been announced for Lismore in New South Wales which will take effect from 1am tomorrow.