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Flight attendant who tested positive to COVID-19 crewed six flights in regional Queensland

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A Qantas flight attendant is one in all three new COVID-19 instances recorded in Queensland in the previous 24 hours.

Acting Premier Steven Miles mentioned the lady in her 30s, from the northern Brisbane suburb of Banyo, works for Qantas’ regional routes and is believed to have been infectious since July 11.

She got here ahead for testing two days in the past.

During that point she crewed six flights between Brisbane, Longreach, Hervey Bay and Gladstone.

Mr Miles mentioned Queensland’s Regional Development Minister Glenn Butcher was on one of many flights between Brisbane and Gladstone.

Queensland COVID-19 snapshot:

  • Confirmed instances to this point: 1,763
  • Deaths: 7
  • Tests carried out: 3,245,833
  • Active instances: 25

Latest data from Queensland Health.

He has been tested and was in house quarantine.

“Given this is some time ago, if we can get all of the passengers tested, that will give a picture of whether there is a greater risk here than we’re currently aware of,” Mr Miles mentioned.

Plenty of potential publicity websites have been recognized, together with:

  • July 11 — Brisbane to Longreach, Qantas flight 2534
  • July 11 — Longreach to Brisbane, Qantas flight 2535
  • July 11 — Brisbane to Gladstone, Qantas flight 2346
  • July 11/12 — Stayed in a single day in Gladstone at the Mercure Hotel
  • July 12 — Gladstone to Brisbane, Qantas flight 2331
  • July 12 — Brisbane to Hervey Bay, Qantas flight 2374
  • July 12 — Hervey Bay to Brisbane, Qantas flight 2375

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young mentioned contact tracers are working with the lady to pinpoint the place she had been after she developed signs on July 13.

She requested the general public to examine Queensland Health publicity venue web site later at present.

“Initially, she’s told us that she essentially stayed at home, so we are just working that through to check that is the case,” she mentioned.

Case identical as Delta pressure in Sydney

Genome sequencing has confirmed the lady has the Delta pressure that’s circulating in Sydney.

It shouldn’t be recognized how she acquired it at this stage.

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“It is exactly the same as around 60 Delta variants that have been loaded up on the public database,” Dr Young mentioned.

“They are all the New South Wales cluster.”

Two different instances reported at present had been detected in lodge quarantine.

COVID-19 detected in sewage inside border zone

NSW Health has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 on the sewage therapy plant at Bryon Bay.

The plant serves about 19,000 folks in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise and Broken Head.

Mr Miles mentioned authorities weren’t conscious of any instances in the area.

“But clearly, given the fact that Byron is within the border zone that we announced yesterday and implemented overnight, we will be monitoring that closely,” he mentioned.

“It underlines how critical it is that people in that border zone only travel for those essential reasons that were outlined.

“What is at stake is the border zone itself.

“If we can’t keep that border zone safe, we won’t be able to keep those arrangements in place and people won’t be able to move.”

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