Queensland records its largest outbreak since COVID’s first wave | ABC News

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There have been 17 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 recorded in Queensland as the state’s south-east remains under lockdown to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant.

The cluster, which was first detected at Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane’s west, has now grown by 16 to 63.

“This has become our biggest outbreak since the first wave last year,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.

Of today’s cases, four are linked to Ironside State School in the Brisbane suburb of St Lucia, including one teacher.

Two cases are linked to Indooroopilly State High School, one to Brisbane Boys Grammar and nine are close contacts or family members of cases already identified in the cluster.

One of the 16 new cases related to the Indooroopilly State High School outbreak was infectious in the community for five days.

A reef pilot in Cairns and tested positive yesterday, and had recently returned to the northern beaches from Brisbane, has the Delta variant but has not been linked to the cluster in the south-east.

Mr Miles said another two cases were acquired overseas and detected in hotel quarantine, bringing the state’s active cases to 100.

There were a record 51,479 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

“We didn’t just break our testing record yesterday, we smashed it,” Mr Miles said.

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