New COVID case in Queensland

Published 10:05am 20 July 2021

New COVID case in Queensland
Words by Nick Crockford

One locally-acquired COVID case has been discovered in Queensland over the last 24 hours. Two others in hotel quarantine.

Dr Jeannette Young, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, said the locally acquired case was not linked to any other clusters.

The new case is a Mareeba woman in her 20s who is studying in Melbourne and recently visited the Sunshine Coast. She came back to Queensland for the holiday break.

Dr Young said the woman travelled to Maroochydore on July 13 and was then contacted as she has been at a Victorian hotspot, the Young and Jackson pub, on July 10.

The woman visited Shine Coast Plaza shopping centre and was at the Rice Boi restaurant at the Wharf in Mooloolaba on July 15.

She is reported to have been in the community while infectious from July 15-17.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said it was “absolutely critical anyone who has travelled to NSW, Victoria and now South Australia monitor websites for contact locations and follow directions and monitor their health closely.

“Now is not the time to be holidaying interstate. If you have plans to holiday please reconsider them.”

Queensland currently has 1761 cases. In the last 24 hours, 9311 tests were done and 10,447 vaccines administered. Queensland is expected to pass two million vaccines this week.

Contact tracing preliminary update – 20 July 2021

These are preliminary contact tracing locations in Queensland that were announced this morning. Information will be updated, added to and clarified, throughout today.

Thursday 15 July

  • 3.55pm to 4.15pm – Sunshine Coast Plaza, including Universal store
  • 6.45pm to 8pm – Rice Boi, 123 The Wharf, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Friday 16 July

  • 1.11pm – 615 bus from Maroochydore Station to Landsborough Station
  • 2.06pm – Train from Landsborough Station to Eagle Junction Station
  • 3.29pm – Airtrain from Eagle Junction Station to Brisbane Domestic Airport
  • 3.45pm – Brisbane Domestic Airport
  • 4.50pm – Flight VA791 from Brisbane to Cairns

Saturday 17 July

  • Nil

Sunday 18 July

  • 10.30am – Atherton fever clinic, Atherton

Information sourced from QLD Health. Accessible at:


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