August 3, 2021
Brisbane’s Delta COVID-19 cluster has now reached 47 cases with the confirmation on Tuesday that another 16 people have tested positive.
The majority of these new cases are students.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said all the new cases were linked to the Indooroopilly cluster.
“I am still concerned, though, that we don’t know how this outbreak has happened,” Dr Young told reporters.
“We know the very first two cases arrived into Queensland on June 29, but I don’t know how it’s got from either of those two people to the first family in that Indooroopilly / Taringa area.
“We do need to continue testing throughout all of those 11 LGAs (Local Government Areas) and throughout Queensland.
“It’s really important so that we can just make sure that we don’t have any other transmission events, any outbreaks, happening.”
School which have been named as potential close contact sites for the cluster include Indooroopilly State High School; Brigidine College, Indooroopilly; Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Ironside State School, St Peters Lutheran College and St Aidan’ Anglican Girls School.
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A public health alert was issued on Tuesday afternoon for contact tracing locations in Cairns, Trinity Beach and Yorkey’s Knob after a person tested positive to COVID-19.
A Queensland Health spokesperson said the circumstances of this case were being investigated.
This case is not included in the figure of 47 cases detailed on Tuesday morning.