Queensland records two new cases, exposure sites listed in Bundaberg, Glass House Mountains

Queensland records two new cases, exposure sites listed in Bundaberg, Glass House Mountains

Gold Coast University Hospital

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 today, only one of which is of concern to health authorities, while three new exposure sites have also been listed in Bundaberg, the Glass House Mountains and the suburb of Crestmead in Logan.

Speaking in Parliament this morning, Premier Palaszczuk said the case of concern is an unvaccinated 17-year-old on the Gold Coast who presented to the Gold Coast University Hospital with a headache.

The second case is a woman in her 30s who arrived in Queensland from Melbourne and is currently undertaking home quarantine. As such, she is considered low risk.

Palaszczuk also announced a truck driver who tested positive to COVID-19 in New South Wales was infectious in Queensland while travelling to Bundaberg.

As such, three exposure sites have been listed by QLD Health:

  • Fresh Fields FoodWorks Thabeban, Bundaberg Central on 23 October from 4-4.45pm
  • Caboolture South Travel Centre (Truck stop area men’s toilet), Glass House Mountains on 23 October from 8.50-9.35pm
  • Graham Lusty Trailers, Crestmead on 21 October from 7-10.45am

The news comes just hours after the Western Australian government announced it was planning on reopening its borders to travellers from Queensland tomorrow.

As such, Queensland is set to become a ‘low risk’ jurisdiction at 12.01am on Wednesday - a change that was delayed following the detection of a case on the Gold Coast late last week.

However, the WA government notes the change is subject to no further outbreaks in QLD. As a result of the new cases today, this reclassification may be delayed once again.

Updated at 11.14am AEDT on 26 October 2021.

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