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Department of Health media releases

23 January 2021 Positive wastewater detections in Townsville, Nambour and Rockhampton

Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at treatment plants at three locations across the state.

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22 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage at four more sites in Queensland

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22 January 2021 Queensland Health podcast reaches 250,000 listens

Queensland Health’s My Amazing Body podcast continues to go from strength to strength, notching up more than 250,000 listens and topping the Australian podcast charts.

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19 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at three more sites in Queensland.

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16 January 2021 Quarantine need for specific guests and staff reassessed

A number of guests and staff quarantined because of the Hotel Grand Chancellor cluster will be released tonight following a reassessment of their risk.

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15 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage at seven more sites across south east Queensland.

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14 January 2021 Statement regarding an alleged hotel quarantine breach

Queensland Health is aware of an article regarding an alleged COVID-19 quarantine breach. We are concerned some early reporting has misrepresented this situation and it's important people understand the facts.

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13 January 2021 Incident response set up following confirmation of Brisbane hotel cluster

The Queensland Government has initiated an urgent incident response after genomic sequencing of six previously identified COVID-19 cases indicated they were linked.

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11 January 2021 Confirmed positive case linked to hotel cleaner

The partner of the quarantine hotel cleaner who tested positive to the UK variant of COVID-19 on 7 January 2021, has also tested positive to COVID-19.

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11 January 2021 Contact tracing locations: Brisbane, Confirmed case linked to hotel cleaner

Queensland Health has released contact tracing details of a new case of COVID-19.

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9 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected at a wastewater treatment plant at Redcliffe on 8 January 2021.

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9 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Brisbane

Queensland Health is asking anyone who visited Coles Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown on 5 January 2021, between 0730-0800 or Woolworths Calamvale North on 3 January 2021 between 1100-1200 to get tested and quarantine for 14 days since attending those venues. 

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9 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Sunshine Coast

Following further contact tracing work today, Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited.

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8 January 2021 Greater Brisbane lockdown: clarifying movement restriction

Queensland Health has clarified transit restrictions in place from 6pm tonight, limiting incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane Area. Individuals are able to leave the Greater Brisbane area for essential reasons during the lockdown period but must continue to follow the lockdown rules.

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8 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at four more sites in Queensland.

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8 January 2021 Brisbane residents urged to avoid panic buying

Queensland Health is urgently reminding the Brisbane community that supermarkets and essential businesses will remain open during the Greater Brisbane area lockdown.

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7 January 2021 Positive case confirmed with UK strain of COVID-19

Genome sequencing has confirmed the Queensland case of COVID-19 has the UK variant. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has enforced restrictions to vulnerable facilities in Greater Brisbane as a precaution, while contact tracing efforts continue.

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7 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Brisbane

A public health alert has been issued for locations across Brisbane following the identification of a positive case in a quarantine hotel employee.

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6 January 2021 Alert issued for Queenslanders who visited regional NSW

Queenslanders who visited the regional New South Wales towns of Orange, Nyngan and Broken Hill between 2-3 January are being asked to get tested for COVID-19.

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5 January 2021 Warwick, Stanthorpe, Loganholme, Cairns: Positive wastewater

Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at treatment plants at four locations across the state.

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Last updated: 28 December 2020