Queensland Records Five New Locally Acquired Cases

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has addressed the state following a positive case in Brisbane yesterday.

Queensland has now recorded five new locally acquired cases and three overseas cases, with all five locally acquired cases confined to one family across two homes.

The latest cases were discovered after a young girl presented with severe headaches, prompting her mother to have her tested immediately. 

This brought the total number of locally acquired cases to five with the virus spreading from the young girl to other family members. 

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The young girl is believed to have caught the virus after a visit from a family friend from NSW.

Genomic testing has since confirmed that the five local cases have the Delta variant.

While there are five new locally acquired cases, the premier has confirmed that health officials have the situation contained.

The premier and Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young praised the mother of the young girl for her prompt reaction. 

The premier confirmed that although Queensland will not be going into lockdown today, the situation will need to be “closely monitored” by health officials. 

Queensland’s vaccinations rate are continuing to climb with 55.4 percent of eligible Queenslanders vaccinated with their first dose and 37.07 percent with their second dose.

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Georgie Marr

11 September 2021

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