UPDATE – COVID-19
7 August 2021
Data update for Indooroopilly cluster
The state recorded 13 locally acquired cases today, all linked to the ‘Indooroopilly cluster’.
All these cases were in quarantine and as a result, are not a risk to the community.
The cases take the cluster to 102, which includes 64 people aged 19 or under.
This includes 48 students and four teachers. Five schools are associated with this cluster.
There are more than 15,000 contacts associated with the cluster, including more than 10,000 in home quarantine. Of these, more than 400 are health workers.
Around 40,000 people were tested across Queensland yesterday, a drop from the previous few days but still a positive result.
To access a full list of COVID-19 testing locations, with interactive map and post code search, visit www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.
Public health alert – new exposure site for Mudgeeraba
A public health alert is being issued for a contact tracing location in Mudgeeraba.
More than 300 exposure sites are published on the Queensland Health contact tracing webpage and Queenslanders are reminded to keep checking the list.
If you have been to a listed location in the specified timeframe, follow the public health advice.
Contact tracing venues can be found at Contact tracing (exposure sites) — coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms at any time, no matter how mild, you should immediately get tested for COVID-19.
People arriving from Victoria
Following the announcement of multiple new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, anyone arriving from Victoria from 1am on 8 August 2021 will need to go into hotel quarantine. Victoria is already a declared hotspot. Therefore, as is currently the case, only returning Queensland residents, or someone with an exemption to enter, is able to come into Queensland.
Anyone who is allowed to enter Queensland will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine in Brisbane. Anyone who arrives in Queensland where there are no quarantine hotels, may be moved to a location where there is quarantine hotel space available.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said Queensland was continuing to take a cautious approach as positive cases increased in Victoria.
“I know this is difficult, but my priority is to ensure the health and safety of Queenslanders,” Dr Young said.
“The recent cases in Victoria are very concerning, and the number of exposure sites is also rapidly increasing, with more than 85 exposure sites currently listed.
“The Delta variant is much more contagious than other variants and we simply cannot afford to underestimate it.
“There may be more people in Victoria that have been infected and we must protect Queenslanders from the risk of COVID-19 as much as possible.”
Queenslanders are encouraged to reconsider non-essential travel to Victoria at this time.
For a list of Victorian exposure sites, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing.