Lockdown Restrictions In Place Across Greater Brisbane Due To Community COVID-19 Cluster
Lockdown Restrictions In Place Across Greater Brisbane Due To Community COVID-19 Cluster

UPDATE: No 'significant' public risk in Bundy covid case

UPDATE 1.30PM: Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has said comprehensive contact tracing has identified no significant public health risk "at this stage" as a woman is treated in Bundaberg Hospital for covid-19. 

It comes as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young both confirmed the woman was being treated in Bundaberg.    

In a statement WBHHS said the woman tested positive while she was self-isolating following her return.  

"Comprehensive contact tracing has been completed and there is believed to be no significant public health risk as a result and at this stage, there are no listed exposure sites in Wide Bay related to this case," the statement said.  

"We encourage people to get tested if they have any symptoms or have visited one of the statewide locations identified on the Queensland contact tracing site, including casual contact sites at Gin Gin and Miriam Vale from a separate case. 

"We would like to thank everyone who has come forward to be tested so far."  

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EARLIER: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young have confirmed a woman is being treated in Bundaberg Hospital after receiving a positive covid test.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, Ms Palaszczuk confirmed the woman was not infectious in the Bundaberg community.

Dr Young said the woman was linked the cluster involving a hens party at Byron Bay, where a nurse from the Princess Alexandra Hospital caught the virus from an overseas acquired case.

She said the nurse was working in the same ward but not treating that patient.

The NewsMail has reached out to Queensland Health for further detail.

More to come.



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