Tue. Oct 26th, 2021

Queensland has not registered new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, while two other cases have been detected but pose no risk to the community.

The first was a flight crew member who tested positive for the virus after leaving hotel quarantine en route to Papua New Guinea.

The second case was discovered in a truck driver who was notified of his infection by Victorian authorities after entering Queensland via Goondiwindi.

The man had also been double-vaccinated and showed no symptoms.

His case was discovered by mandatory testing of truck drivers.

Health Chief Jeannette Young said he immediately contacted Queensland authorities and is now at Prince Charles Hospital.

She said both cases posed “absolutely no risk to society”.

During the night, Queensland reached 54.77 percent of the eligible population as fully vaccinated and 71.35 percent with a dose.

“In exciting news yesterday, we hit 80 percent double doses for Queenslanders aged 70 and older,” D’Ath said.

Dr. Young urged Queenslanders to come out to one of the 33 pop-up clinics in Bunnings stores across the state to be vaccinated.

Websites have been set up to boost vaccination rates.

‘We all get infected’

Dr. Young said it was only a matter of time before every single person in Queensland became infected with COVID-19.

“But if you have been vaccinated, it is very unlikely that you will get sick, and certainly it is very unlikely that you will end up in the hospital and at the ICU.”

A total of 28 cases are active throughout Queensland.

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