Department of Health media releases
1 September 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure in Archerfield and Goondiwindi
A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Archerfield and Goondiwindi after a truck driver from New South Wales tested positive to COVID-19.
30 August 2021 Your blood makes a difference
We are taking five from COVID-19 to discuss the vital and versatile topic of blood, which is critical to 22 different medical treatments and countless lives.
25 August 2021 Testing ramps up on Palm Island following wastewater result
A COVID-19 testing sweep will commence 9am tomorrow on Palm Island following a positive wastewater result detected on 22 August.
19 August 2021 Queensland lifts Greater Darwin as a COVID-19 hotspot while Katherine hotspot remains
The Chief Health Officer will no longer declare Greater Darwin a COVID-19 hotspot after it lifted its lockdown today but the hotspot declaration will remain for Katherine while local lockdown restrictions continue to apply.
17 August 2021 Queensland COVID-19 Update
Queensland recorded two cases of COVID-19 today (17 August 2021), with one linked to the ‘Indooroopilly cluster’ in home quarantine during their infectious period and one overseas acquired and detected in hotel quarantine.
16 August 2021 Queensland to declare Northern Territory regions a hotspot
Queensland Health will declare Greater Darwin and the Katherine region COVID-19 hotspots, after a man in his 30s tested positive for COVID-19 and spent time in the community while infectious.
14 August 2021 Queensland’s border zone rules for Northern New South Wales
Following the announcement of a state-wide lockdown in New South Wales, Queensland is requiring any New South Wales resident who lives anywhere in the border zone to only enter Queensland for essential reasons.
13 August 2021 COVID-19 Update
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.
12 August 2021 Queensland COVID-19 update - ACT hotspot declaration
In light of the ACT’s lockdown announcement, Queensland will declare the ACT a hotspot from 1am Saturday.
12 August 2021 Public health alert – new exposure site for Cairns city
A public health alert is being issued for a contact tracing location in Cairns.
Queensland Health has today contacted 66 people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at Kippa Ring Vaccination Centre before 9.30am on Saturday 7 August. It has been identified that six people may have received an ultra-low dose of the vaccine, due to a vaccine administration error.
10 August 2021 Public health alert – new exposure sites for Cairns, Manunda, Trinity Beach, Smithfield and Brisbane Airport
A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Cairns, Manunda, Trinity Beach, Smithfield and Brisbane Airport.
10 August 2021 Queensland COVID-19 Update
Queensland has recorded three COVID-19 cases today all linked to the ‘Indooroopilly cluster’.
8 August 2021 Opinion - Dr Jeannette Young: "No time for complacency"
Queenslanders - you are brilliant, you truly are. Thanks to record-breaking testing numbers, wearing masks, social distancing, restricting our movements and getting vaccinated, we’ve been able to get ourselves just ahead in this race; a race against the spread of COVID-19 that we are all unfortunately part of.
8 August 2021 Opinion - Dr Jeannette Young: "COVID-19 in children"
While young people are less likely to fall severely ill if they are infected by COVID-19, they are now believed to be able to transmit the virus to other people.
8 August 2021 UPDATE – COVID-19
Update on COVID-19 situation in Queensland as at 8 August 2021.
6 August 2021 UPDATE – COVID-19
Update on Queensland's COVID-19 situation as at 6 August 2021.