A historic case with a link to a recent Brisbane cluster has today been added to Queensland’s COVID-19 cases, taking the total to 1,502.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the case, who attended the Byron Bay party, had been in self-isolation and there was no risk to the community.
“This case is linked to the second Brisbane cluster that originated from a Princess Alexandra Hospital nurse, taking the total number of cases linked to that cluster to 13,” she said.
“As this person had attended the party where COVID-19 spread to a number of people, they were placed into self-isolation at home and a testing routine commenced.
“I am very grateful to this person for following the advice and doing all the right things to protect the community.
“We are confident there is no risk to the community from this individual, which means there will be no contact tracing locations for this case.
“The case is still under investigation, particularly why they had returned four negative PCR tests while in self-isolation, but then a positive serology test.
“It may have been a very low viral load, but we need to look into it further to be sure.”
Queensland recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, and active cases remains at 57.