Qld records two new local virus cases

Queensland has recorded two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 with both already in home quarantine.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the two cases are linked to a mother and daughter from Carindale in southeast Brisbane who tested positive last week.

She says both cases, one in their teens and another in their 20s, were already in home isolation when they tested positive and had been in isolation since July 2.

“So we have absolutely no concerns about these two so this is fantastic news,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

The government clarified the circumstances of how 10 Sunshine Coast University Hospital staff were ordered into 14-day isolation after saving the life of a COVID-19 patient on Wednesday.

The patient was being prepared for an MRI scan when they had an allergic reaction to the dye, causing them to go into anaphylactic shock.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said staff, most of whom were vaccinated, were wearing full PPE in their race to stablise the patient.

“They immediately self reported that they were concerned that their PPE might be compromised and sought advice as to whether they should be quarantined or not,” Ms D’Ath told reporters.

“So they have gone above and beyond, I want to thank them. I want to thank all of the health workers that work in COVID wards and around our hospitals, because their jobs are not easy.”

The minister also that about 5700 people were quarantining at home and 3137 people were in hotel quarantine across the state.

Queensland also reported one new case of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine.

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