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Queensland records its lowest overnight coronavirus case increase in over a month

By June 29, 2020 No Comments
Queensland recorded five new cases of coronavirus overnight, with the state’s total number of cases now sitting at 999.
It is the lowest increase for the state since March 10.
Mr Miles said some of the figures had been revised – yesterday the tally was at 998.
It comes as authorities express concerns about the number of cases picked up interstate and warn of continued restrictions.
The State’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young again cautioned anyone who considered travelling outside of Queensland.
“We now have 17 Queenslanders who acquired their COVID-19 infection from having travelled interstate and then returned to Queensland,” Dr Jeannette Young said.
“So it is really, really important if you don’t need to leave your own community, please don’t.
“Definitely don’t travel interstate and if you do travel interstate, in most cases, you will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days on return.”
The state’s ambulance service is also being bolstered by 60 graduate paramedics who will be sent to the front lines to reinforce the health system.

Restrictions remain but elective surgeries in sight

Mr Miles and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk both said despite the “incredible” efforts of Queenslanders, there was no rush to lift restrictions anytime soon.
However, speaking to ABC Radio, Mr Miles signalled there was a possibility elective surgeries could resume soon, so long as the downward trend continues.
“We have been planning for a peak scenario, or worst-case scenario, a bit like what you are seeing in the UK or USA,” Mr Miles said.
“Thanks to the incredible efforts of all Queenslanders, we have managed to avoid that and that means we will be able to resume some of the more urgent elective surgery and screening.
Five Queenslanders have died from coronavirus while more than 400 patients have recovered.
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