Three new COVID-19 cases as Queensland records milestone
Three new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in hotel quarantine in Queensland, as the state also recorded an impressive milestone, going 200 days since the last coronavirus-related death.
The state's total number of active cases now stands at six, but it has been 55 days since the last case of community transmission.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the new cases via Twitter on Tuesday morning, shortly after the state's border reopened to most of NSW.
All three cases were acquired overseas and detected in hotel quarantine.
Six people have died in total as a result of COVID-19 in Queensland - three people from the Metro North HHS, one on the Sunshine Coast, and two in the Darling Downs.
The last COVID-19 death in Queensland was reported on April 18, when Queensland Health said an 83-year-old man who had recently returned from an overseas cruise passed away in the 24 hours prior.
Tuesday, 3 November – coronavirus cases in Queensland:— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) November 2, 2020
• 3 new confirmed cases
• 6 active cases
• 1,175 total confirmed cases
• 1,245,093 tests conducted
Sadly, six Queenslanders with COVID-19 have died. 1,163 patients have recovered.#covid19 pic.twitter.com/2WIDtsrbAm
The latest update for the Sunshine State comes after Victoria also reported no community transmission for the fourth straight day, as well as no new cases in hotel quarantine.
NSW however has recorded a locally acquired case as well as two cases in hotel quarantine.
Originally published as Three new COVID-19 cases as Queensland records milestone