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QLD records four new locally acquired COVID-19 infections, all linked to known cases

Queensland has recorded four new locally acquired coronavirus cases overnight from 13,588 tests, with all linked to known cases.

The first of the new cases, announced on Sunday evening, is a close contact with an infected worker at a Greek community centre.

Overnight, her child has also tested positive.

The other two cases are linked to a man who traveled up to Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast.

“Even though the numbers might seem a little bit large, it is good news,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

All four cases have the less contagious alpha strain of the virus.

“We do not believe that the Delta variant is circulating in our community, which is excellent news,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

South East Queensland, Townsville and Magnetic Island have all emerged from lockdown, with mask restrictions still in place.

“It just goes to show that those short, sharp lockdowns do work, they actually give our contact tracers that vital time that they need to get on top of things and fingers crossed that we will continue to go quite well,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“We are feeling pretty good at where we are at the moment and we just need everyone to keep doing the right thing.

Three cases were also detected in Hotel Quarantine, with 47 active cases being treated across the state

Source: sbs