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20,856 Queenslanders tested in the last 24 hours

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By Juliano Oliveira

The number of Queenslanders tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours reached 20,856, the highest number for the same period of hours recorded throughout the pandemic so far.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that more testing locations have opened in the state.

The Queensland Health Department recommends people who live in the areas of City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Logan City, Scenic Rim Region, Somerset Region, Lockyer Valley Region, Moreton Bay Region, Redlands City, to get tested if feel sick.

New case

Queensland has recorded one new case of coronavirus today (26), a close contact of a previously known case. The person lives in Forest Lake.

The latest case was “already in quarantine and therefore not posing an ongoing infection risk to the community”, said Deputy Premier Steven Miles.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said there had not been any indication of community transmission stemming from the cluster. However, the government still works to find the missing link between the Logan and Brisbane Youth Detention Centre cluster.

“There is still a risk over the next week that we will see because those people were out and about in the community,” Dr Young said.

Dr Young urged Queenslanders to get tested.

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