Encouraging news from health officials on latest COVID cases

The number of COVID cases linked to the Indooroopilly cluster increased again today, but there was encouraging news as 12 of the 13 were in quarantine during their infectious period.

Authorities said the 13th, a child, was likely to have also been in quarantine.

The number of cases went from 10 on Friday to 13 today.

The majority were household contacts of cases from Indooroopilly State High School, Ironside State School, Brisbane Boys Grammar and the karate club at Indooroopilly.

The Indooroopilly cluster climbed to 102 overall with the 13 new locally acquired cases.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said there were 40,835 tests done in the past 24 hours but those numbers had to remain high at the weekend to ensure the lockdown was not extended into Monday and beyond.

Dr Young said there were now 10,091 people in home quarantine as a result of the outbreak, and it was expected more household contacts of the cluster would return COVID positive tests.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding welcomed the latest figures and encouraged residents to stay at home over the weekend, other than to get tested or vaccinated.

“People are getting tests, getting their vaccinations and wearing masks if they have to travel outside the home. I urge them to keep it up,” Mayor Harding said.

“As we wait to hear if lockdown will end on Sunday, it’s important we continue to keep each other safe and follow the current restrictions to stop the spread of the Delta strain.”

Police had checked more than 10,000 motorists in the past 24 hours with 42 penalty infringement notices handed out for people not having a valid excuse for travel outside the 10km restriction.


The South East Queensland lockdown is currently until 4pm Sunday, 8 August 2021.

People in the local government areas of Ipswich, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast are in lockdown.

Residents in South East Queensland can only leave home (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for essential purposes:

  • Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare
  • Exercising in your local area – it can only be within 10km of your home, and within 10km of your personal trainer’s home if you are exercising with a personal trainer
  • Attending essential work or school and childcare for the children of essential workers or vulnerable children
  • Assisting a vulnerable person or family member
  • Obtaining a COVID-19 test or vaccination

 You must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your home, read the public health direction here for full details.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia.

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting or nausea
  • loss of smell and/or taste

Other symptoms can include muscle or joint pains or loss of appetite.

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If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, call your doctor or 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and get tested.

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