More than 20,000 tests reveal one new case

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours – an 11th case connected to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre cluster.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the new case did not pose an ongoing threat to the community.

“This 11th case related to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre cluster is a known close contact and was already in quarantine and therefore not posing an ongoing infection risk to the community,” he said.

It comes as more than 20,800 Queenslanders were tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

“I want to thank every single Queenslander who heeded our call to go and get tested,” Mr Miles said.

“20,856 tests in the last reporting period.

“The highest number in a 24 hour period we have recorded throughout the pandemic.

“To have just one of those to return positive is fantastic news.”

Mr Miles said it was important Queenslanders continued to get tested.

“A high testing rate is the only way we can assure ourselves that we are finding all of the positive cases of this virus and so I am very, very pleased that we have now reached that 20,000 tests mark,” he said.

It comes as Australia’s High Court accepted that border restrictions had been effective in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 from state to state.

“Yesterday the federal case handed down a defeat for our knockers,” Mr Miles said.

“The federal court found in favour of, particularly WA, and found that their border closure was the most effective tool to keep their citizens safe.

“That is precisely what we have been saying here in Queensland too.

“This has confirmed that keeping borders closed is an effective and legal health measure.”

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