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COVID-19 latest: Two new cases

Posted: 8am 04 Jul 2021

There have been two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Queensland in the past 24 hours, one of which is the result of community transmission, while the other was detected in hotel quarantine.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says there are 46 active cases across the state.

Yesterday more than 14,000 COVID-19 tests were carried out, with 7828 people vaccinated.

Ms Palaszczuk says the locally acquired case is linked to the Portuguese restaurant at the Community Centre in Ellen Grove.

Alpha strain

“This is excellent news,” she says.

“We’re dealing with this Alpha strain – it’s not the Delta strain.

“It appears that everything is under control at this point in time.

“I thank Queenslanders for doing the right thing – I know that it’s a big ask to continue to wear masks and check in.”

Ms Palaszczuk says people over 70 who are not vaccinated should minimise their risk of contracting COVID-19 by limiting community exposure.

“Of course you can see family members,” she says.

Reassuring news

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says one of the overnight cases is a traveller from overseas, while the locally acquired case has been in home isolation since July 2 and is now in hospital.

She says genome sequencing has linked the Prince Charles worker with COVID-19 to the Portuguese restaurant cluster, which is the Alpha strain.

“It is reassuring that it looks like we just have that one outbreak that we need to continue to manage.

“We need people to keep on getting tested and to remain in (home) quarantine,” Ms Young says.

“There are over 4000 people in home quarantine – the only reason you can leave home quarantine is if you have an emergency or to get a COVID test.”

Ms Young says it is critical for people who have had their first Pfizer vaccination to receive their second dose no later than 42 days later – but preferably after three weeks.

Download Queensland app

Health Minister and Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath says the Queensland check-in app will be mandatory from July 9.

“Don’t wait to get the QR code up outside your business,” Ms D’Ath says.

“I did notice yesterday that one QR code was in black and white.

“I encourage (businesses) to print out the colour (version).

“People have come to know the maroon.

Wear a mask

Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski says people must wear masks, with 13 people issued with infringement notices yesterday for being in public without one.

Exposure sites

If you have been to any of the following venues at the times specified, contact Queensland Health, get tested and isolate immediately. Monitor the Queensland Health website for the growing number of possible exposure sites. We will update this list as more come to hand.

Close contact sites Moreton Bay Region

Find QLD Health's full list of exposure sites here

Griffin

Thursday 24 June 2021Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin7.59am
8.57am
Friday 25 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
8.02am
9.15am
Saturday 26 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
10.26am
11.50am
Sunday 27 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
10.11am
11.23am
Monday 28 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
5.20am
6.45am

Murrumba Downs

Thursday 24 June 2021
Coles Murrumba Downs
Dohles Rocks Rd
Murrumba Downs
9.05am
9.35am

North Lakes

Tuesday 29 June 2021
Getta Burger
4/1646 Anzac Ave
North Lakes
4pm
4.15pm
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Mens Toilet (ground floor past lolly shop and hairdresser)
Westfield North Lakes
North Lakes
10.30am
10.45am
Wednesday 30 June 2021
EB Games
Westfield North Lakes
North Lakes
10.33am
10.48am
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Best and Less
Westfield North Lakes
North Lakes
10.40am
10.45am
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Health Shop
Westfield North Lakes
North Lakes
10.45am
11am
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Coles
Westfield North Lakes
North Lakes
10.50am
11.27am
Wednesday 30 June 2021
EB Games
Westfield North Lakes
North Lakes
11.17am
11.32am

Casual contact sites Moreton Bay Region

Find QLD Health's full list of exposure sites here

Griffin

Sunday 20 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
2.46am
4.07am
Monday 21 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd, , 4503
Griffin
1.17pm
2.24pm

Low risk exposure sites Moreton Bay Region

Find QLD Health's full list of exposure sites here

Griffin

Sunday 20 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
4.07am
11.59pm
Monday 21 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd, , 4503
Griffin
2.24pm
11.59pm

Thursday 24 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
8.57am
11.59pm
Friday 25 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
9.15am
11.59pm
Saturday 26 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
11.50am
11.59pm
Sunday 27 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
11.23am
11.59pm
Monday 28 June 2021
Anytime Fitness Griffin
1/185 Brays Rd
Griffin
6.45am
11.59pm

North Lakes

Wednesday 30 June 2021
Westfield North Lakes N Lakes Dr
North Lakes
10.24am
11.30am
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Taco Bell – Drive through - Crn Flinders Pde and Diamond Jubilee Way
North Lakes
11.45am
12.45pm

Redcliffe

Tuesday 29 June 2021
Suttons Beach
Marine Parade
Redcliffe
2.05pm
2.26pm

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