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Almost 10,000 contacts have been identified across the five Queensland clusters of COVID-19, with the state recording just one new locally acquired case today.
The person was in home quarantine and lives in the same house as two others who had already been diagnosed at Tarragindi, in Brisbane’s south.
“I think Queenslanders should be extremely happy with that news,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said 9,827 contacts have now been traced across the five separate outbreaks in Queensland.
Dr Young said 5,701 people were in home quarantine and 3,093 in hotel quarantine.
Of the nearly 10,000 contacts that have been traced, 591 are from the Brisbane airport outbreak and another 250 from the Virgin flight crew cluster.
Those at risk from a Northern Territory mine included 134 miners with 3,265 identified as contacts.
Most people in quarantine are linked to the Alpha variant circulating in the state from the Portuguese Family Centre and the Greek Community Centre.
That outbreak has seen 25 cases and 5,587 contacts identified.
“Contact tracing has been brilliant and that’s what’s got us to the position we’ve got to today,” Dr Young said.
“So we do just need to, for the next week, maintain some of those restrictions and, of course, come forward immediately if there’s any symptom,” she said.
Restrictions, including compulsory mask wearing, remain in place in several Local Government Areas across Queensland until Friday, July 16.
There are now 49 active infections in the state after 16,336 tests in the past 24 hourABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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