The Chronicle

One new Covid case, linked to Sunnybank cluster


QUEENSLAND has recorded one new community case of Covid, a girl linked to the Sunnybank cluster.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the case was not of concern.

She said 9000 Pfizer doses had been administer­ed to children aged 12-15 on the first day of vaccinatio­ns, with more than 15,000 booked in.

“If you’re a parent and you have a child who’s between that age group they are now eligible for Pfizer and I urge you to go ahead and do this,” she said.

“It’s happening around the world.”

Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young said the new case was “not surprising” and it was “very good news” the outbreak was controlled so quickly, but reiterated the warning that Delta’s arrival was only a matter of time.

“We know we could have another case come into Queensland at any time,” she said

“This could pop up anywhere.”

The new case was a 15-yearold girl who had attended St Thomas More College and had been in quarantine for her entire infectious period.

There was also a case detected in hotel quarantine.

Queensland Health delivered 20,928 vaccines, with 56.68 per cent having received one dose of the vaccine and about 33 per cent fully vaccinated.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said thousands of families were quarantini­ng, with four positive households now linked to the St Thomas More College cluster.

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