Queensland has recorded just one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, but it was nearly not detected before the person involved left quarantine.
The case was locally acquired and linked to the Sunnybank cluster – a close family contact of a previous case.
Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath revealed the case was detected on a 14-day tests, meaning the person in question was due to leave quarantine after the required two-week period.
“It shows how important it is when people are isolating to do all those tests,” Ms D’Ath said.
“My thanks to the family, it would be very difficult to get a positive result right at the end of a quarantine period and have to restart.”
The case was a young child who had been in home quarantine for their entire infectious period.
Queensland has 19 active cases on Saturday including the new cases, with 22,336 vaccines administered on Friday.
That brings Queensland to 62.8 per cent of people who have received a first dose and 43.9 per cent fully vaccinated.Internet Explorer Channel Network