Queensland records zero local cases of COVID-19, one in hotel quarantine, as state reaches 70% first-dose mark


Queensland has recorded zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, with just one case detected in hotel quarantine.

It comes after a passenger who flew into Queensland without a valid border pass tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

Queensland Health announced the Brisbane Airport as a close contact site over the weekend, after a person from New South Wales landed at the domestic terminal on Saturday morning.

“They’re no risk to the community here, but the airport itself is an exposure site around that gate,” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said.

Queensland has not recorded a locally acquired cases since October 5, with parts of the state’s south-east and Townsville easing some restrictions last Friday.

There have been 6,825 COVID tests over the past 24 hours, with 21,712 vaccines administered yesterday, meaning Queensland today passed the 70 per cent mark for over-16s who have received their first jab.