‘Very encouraging news’ for Queensland as daily case numbers shrink
South-east Queensland has received “very encouraging news” this morning, after the state recorded 10 new locally-acquired cases of coronavirus overnight.
This comes after Queensland recorded consecutive days of 16 new locally-acquired cases.
All cases today have been linked to the west Brisbane cluster, being household contacts of previously recorded infections.
Just two people each had one day infectious in the community, while the remaining eight were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.
“I’ve never been more proud to be a Queenslander,” said Deputy Premier Steven Miles. “The results so far are very, very promising.”
“We need to continue to see case numbers all linked, declining infectious days in the community and a high rate of testing, and if we can keep that up, then we will be able to ease these restrictions.”
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the data makes for “very encouraging news”, but no decision on ending lockdown will be made before Sunday.
“I will want to see the numbers on Sunday morning.”
48,028 Queenslanders were tested in the previous 24 hours.
Nine News reporter Peter Fegan crossed to Scott Emerson said the government gave a “reserved indication” about whether lockdown would be eased.
“The government says the best chance we have of getting out of this lockdown on Sunday or at least having these restrictions lifted or some of them eased is to get as many tested.”
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