Department of Health media releases
20 June 2021 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.
20 June 2021 Community case in Brisbane
Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community today, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.
Following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommending that anyone under 60 receive the Pfizer vaccine, Queensland has expanded its vaccine rollout program eligibility.
18 June 2021 Hotspot declared for Waverley Council area in Sydney
Following the announcement of further COVID-19 cases in Sydney, Queensland is declaring the Waverly Council Local Government Area a hotspot from 1am, Saturday 19 June 2021.
There has been one confirmed case in Sydney today and the New South Wales Health Department has begun publishing exposure sites.
An insatiable demand for COVID-19 information, which included a 100-fold increase in private Facebook messages, has led to Queensland Health using artificial intelligence as part of its pandemic response.
9 June 2021 COVID-19 case identified in Sunshine Coast
Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community, with contact tracing and testing underway after a Melbourne woman tested positive.
6 June 2021 Community vaccination locations open this Sunday
Thank you, Queensland! This vaccination weekend has been a great success so far.
Thank you, Queensland - most of our vaccination centres today are fully booked including Logan Entertainment Centre, Rocklea Showgrounds and Springfield Tower.
3 June 2021 Victoria hotspot declaration remains in place
The hotspot declaration for Victoria will remain in place for at least another seven days following Victoria’s Department of Health announcement of extended lockdown and restrictions.
Queensland Health has boosted its effort to support anyone experiencing problems with crystal methamphetamine (commonly known as ice) use, including the families and friends supporting loved ones with their recovery.
Queensland Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, with the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders its number one priority.
27 May 2021 Statement regarding Victoria cases
Following the announcement of multiple cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, Queensland is declaring all of Victoria a hotspot from 1am, Friday 28 May 2021.
Queensland Health will declare the City of Whittlesea local government area a COVID-19 hotspot, as Victoria’s cluster grows to nine cases.
Four new cases were confirmed in Melbourne’s northern suburbs today and Victoria’s Department of Health has begun publishing exposure sites. Anyone in Queensland who has been to one of these declared COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.
Queensland has experienced a spike in cases of the bacterial disease leptospirosis - with numbers almost doubling in 2021 compared to this time last year.
11 May 2021 Confirmed COVID-19 case in Victoria
A man in his 30s has recently tested positive in Victoria after completing 14 days quarantine in a South Australian hotel.
6 May 2021 Queensland Health update regarding NSW cases
Anyone in Queensland who has been to a declared COVID-19 exposure site in New South Wales during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.
NSW Health has released a list of exposure sites today dating back to 30 April 2021, as one person in Sydney’s eastern suburbs tested positive to COVID-19.
Anyone in Queensland who has been to a declared COVID-19 exposure site in Western Australia during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.