Townsville Bulletin



TOWNSVILLE has dodged the threat of a Covid-19 outbreak for another day after it was confirmed on Monday that the city had no more new cases.

Statewide, there were three new cases announced, two of which were in hotel quarantine.

Worryingly, a mystery case has emerged after a woman in Fitzgibbon (north Brisbane) was found to be Covid-19 positive and infectious in the community for the past 10 days.

Because the infected woman was double vaccinated and her household contacts had tested negative, chief health officer Jeannette Young felt “comfortabl­e” about the situation, especially given the large numbers of people tested.

“I’m reassured that we have done well over 100,000 tests in the southeast corner, over the last week, and we’ve not picked up any other chains of transmissi­on,” Dr Young sad.

Throughout the state on Sunday, there were 9400 Covid tests carried out and 14,993 vaccines administer­ed.

Given that a Covid-19 positive man had been in the Townsville community for eight days before being revealed on September 30, the threat of a Covid-19 outbreak will continue to linger.

Locals looking to get tested for Covid can visit the drive through clinic at Willows Sports Complex (1300SMILES Stadium). The additional testing clinics set up last week at Reid Park and James Cook University were closed on Friday.

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