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COVID-19 Update

13 August 2021

Data update for Indooroopilly cluster

Queensland has recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 today with seven linked to the ‘Indooroopilly cluster’ and one overseas acquired case detected in hotel quarantine.

The seven new cases linked to the cluster were all detected in home quarantine which means they are not a risk to the community.

There are now 137 cases related to the cluster, including 83 people aged 19 or under.

Five schools in south east Queensland are associated with this outbreak. 60 students and 5 teachers have been infected.

There are more than 19,000 contacts associated with the cluster, including more than 16,900 close contacts.

Across Queensland, there are 158 active cases of COVID-19 and 15,000 people in home quarantine.

Indooroopilly cluster quarantine update

More than 2300 people linked to the Indooroopilly cluster are expected to come out of home quarantine today.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young praised those in quarantine and added the vital part they have played in preventing the spread of the Delta variant to the broader community.

“Families are gradually coming out of quarantine and that’s excellent news. I want to thank you for the work you’ve done. You’ve actually saved lives protecting your family and the lives of so many in our community,” Dr Young said.

“Quarantining isn’t easy but it works; it saves lives. I can’t say how many lives - but there is no doubt in my mind you have saved lives by what you’ve done.”

A close contact must complete 14 days quarantine from the time of potential exposure. Once the 14 days is up, and they have received a negative test result from their day 12 test and remain well, they are free to leave quarantine.

Our contact tracers are very busy, with more than 19,000 contacts associated with the cluster. Contact tracers may not be able to contact everyone directly. If anyone is in doubt or has any questions about their requirements, we urge them to call 134 COVID (134 268) .

We thank everyone who has abided by the quarantine rules – you have played a part in protecting the community.

Cairns update

Cairns has recorded another day of no new cases in the community following more than 4200 COVID-19 tests in the past 24 hours.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young congratulated the community for their ‘enormous’ testing numbers.

“Thank you very much to all those people in Cairns who have continued to keep coming forward,” Dr Young said.

“Please keep doing that because we know that you can see cases continue to pop up; so it’s really important – just come forward and get tested if you have any symptoms at all.”

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Last updated: 13 August 2021