Queensland has recorded no new domestically acquired circumstances of COVID-19 a day after it was revealed a person on the Gold Coast was infectious locally for as much as 10 days.
Nevertheless, Chief Well being Officer Jeannette Younger has additionally revealed a truck driver who examined optimistic in Victoria was beforehand infectious in south-east Queensland on October 18 and 19.
The truck driver will not be counted within the state’s case numbers as he was examined in Victoria.
Dr Younger mentioned he had visited venues in Acacia Ridge, Thornlands and Stafford, in the meantime, an Uber driver who was reported as COVID-positive yesterday is unlikely to have left his house whereas sick.
Duran Raman returned from Victoria to his house at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast on October 11, with a police investigation underway into how he travelled again into the state whereas infectious.
Mr Raman, who’s in his 30s and unvaccinated, had not checked-in utilizing the QR code monitoring system since September 18.
Authorities have been struggling to speak with him and Queensland Well being mentioned this morning that he was in a critical situation within the Gold Coast College Hospital.
Dr Younger mentioned Mr Raman was on high-flow oxygen.
“I am sorry that I’ve to report, that he’s very unwell,” Dr Younger mentioned.
“He’ll in all probability have to enter intensive care.
“That’s horrible. He’s a really match, younger man who was not vaccinated, and is now extraordinarily sick.
“Anybody who lives there was instructed ‘any signs in any respect, to get examined’ however we consider they’re solely informal contacts as a result of he has been so sick at house.”
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk mentioned Mr Raman’s situation was deteriorating.
The invention of the case broke the state’s 15-day streak with no domestically acquired circumstances.
There have been 5 circumstances detected in lodge quarantine the previous 24 hours.
Vaccination charges too low to welcome worldwide travellers, Palaszczuk says
Dr Younger mentioned the situation of the Gold Coast man ought to be taken as lesson for individuals who are nonetheless not vaccinated.
She mentioned within the south-east nook there have been 675,000 folks but to be vaccinated.
Ms Palaszczuk mentioned Queensland’s vaccination charges weren’t excessive sufficient to permit worldwide travellers to come back into the state, as had been flagged by New South Wales and Victorian authorities.
“Queensland doesn’t have the safety but that it must be in a position to have quarantine-free vaccinated folks staying in Queensland,” she mentioned.
Talking from Marsden in Logan, the Premier mentioned vaccination charges have been lagging within the area.
“Logan it is a wake-up name, come and get vaccinated there isn’t a excuse,” she mentioned.
She mentioned simply 36 per cent of eligible folks in Marsden and Creastmead have been vaccinated.
Treasurer Cameron Dick mentioned folks in Logan can’t wait any longer to get vaccinated.
“Time has nearly run out,” Mr Dick mentioned.
“You have to get vaccinated in the present day there isn’t a time to attend.”
Logan Mayor Darren Energy mentioned he was interesting to Indigenous folks, Pacific islanders and pregnant ladies in Logan particularly to come back and get vaccinated.
“We have 130 areas in Logan open to get vaccinated so residents are working out of excuses,” Mr Energy mentioned.
He urged residents to solely belief details about the illness from official authorities sources, and never unverified Fb posts.