Queensland records its first new case of coronavirus in 10 days

Queensland records its first new case of coronavirus in 10 days – an Australian Defence Force officer returning from overseas

  • Queensland confirmed a new coronavirus case after a 10-day COVID-free streak 
  • The case comes from a returning ADF member who tested positive in quarantine
  • It’s the only positive test overnight after 2700 tests were conducted on Monday

Queensland has confirmed a new coronavirus case after a 10-day COVID-free streak.

The first recorded case since June 26 has come from a returning Australian Defence Force member who tested positive while in quarantine after returning from overseas.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was the only positive test overnight after 2700 tests were conducted on Monday.

It takes the state’s total to 1068, with two cases still active. 

The news comes as Ms Palaszczuk said accommodation bookings were on par with the same time last year ahead of the borders reopening on Friday in time for the second week of the NSW school holidays.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was the only positive test overnight after 2700 tests were conducted on Monday

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was the only positive test overnight after 2700 tests were conducted on Monday

‘My information is that Gold Coast bookings are the basically the same as this time last year,’ she said.

She warned of long delays at border crossings, urging travellers to factor that into their plans.

Before the new case was announced, Queensland’s only active coronavirus case was an 81-year-old man who spent almost four months in hospital battling the illness

He’s recovering in Gold Coast University Hospital where he was transferred out of ICU on June 18.

More to come.  

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