QLD COVID-19 cases jump by 40 to 781

 

Queensland's coronavirus cases have grown by 40 overnight taking the state's total to 781, according to Queensland Health.

Director-General John Wakefield said seven patients were requiring ventilators in intensive care units.

Another two patients are in ICU however, don't require ventilators.

Australian Border Force officers talk with New Zealand passengers from the Vasco Da Gama cruise ship in Perth last week. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Australian Border Force officers talk with New Zealand passengers from the Vasco Da Gama cruise ship in Perth last week. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

 

ABF OFFICER IN QUARANTINE


AN Australian Border Force official based in Queensland has tested positive to the novel coronavirus.

Queensland Health last night confirmed a border force official had been infected but it was unclear where he was working when he came in contact with the virus.

The Department of Home Affairs also confirmed a second Australian Border Force officer from NSW tested positive for COVID-19.

Most of Queensland's 743 cases so far have been in people returning from overseas or their close contacts.

Border Force officials would have come in contact with many people arriving on International flights during the coronavirus pandemic.


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