A 12-year-old boy is one of the latest in Queensland to test positive for coronavirus. He recently returned from three months in the USA before completing a 14-day quarantine in Sydney and tests returned negative.
He then returned to his home near Moreton Bay on 9 July before he started to feel sick. He was tested on Tuesday and received a positive result two days later.
It’s unknown if the boy contracted the virus in the USA or during quarantine but it certainly is a worry!
His dad has also tested positive but so far his mum has tested negative. However, his father went to work on Wednesday at his financial services firm at Cotton Tree, near Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, prompting more community concern.
Fully vaccinated Brisbane woman also tests positive
A fully vaccinated woman in her 40s also tested positive today in Brisbane. She works at the Brisbane International Airport and authorities believe she has been infectious since Sunday. She became symptomatic on Tuesday.
These community spread cases have prompted the Queensland State Government to extend a mask mandate in the southeast, which was to be lifted on Friday.
That includes the council areas of Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.
Pregnant woman tests positive in Sydney
Sydney also remains in lockdown as the numbers keep growing. One worrying case comes out of Liverpool Hospital on Tuesday where a pregnant woman undergoing a c-section has tested positive for coronavirus.
She gave birth on Tuesday and spent almost the entire day there, possibly visiting a number of hospital departments.
Covid by numbers
There are currently approximately 925 active cases in Australia:
- 825 active cases in NSW, including 97 today
- 45 active cases in QLD, including 5 today
- 20 active cases in SA, including 2 today
- 19 active cases in VIC, including 1 today
- 9 active cases in WA, 0 today
- 7 active cases in NT, 0 today
- 0 active cases in ACT and TAS
Stay safe everyone.