Update on Brisbane community case

Genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported earlier today is not the Delta variant as earlier suspected.

Queensland Health is continuing investigations into the exact variant, and the source of the case.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said although the Delta variant had been ruled out, it was still important for those who had attended exposure sites to isolate.

“Particularly anyone who was at the Airport DFO between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday still needs to isolate,” Dr Young said.

“It’s good news the case isn’t the highly transmissible Delta variant, but we do still need to take every precaution.”

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