Queensland records no new locally acquired community cases, Gold Coast man Duran Raman in serious condition in hospital

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© Provided by ABC News Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk held a COVID-19 press conference this morning. (News Video)

Queensland has recorded no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 cases a day after it was revealed a man on the Gold Coast was infectious in the community for up to 10 days.

However, Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said a truck driver who tested positive in Victoria was previously infectious in south-east Queensland on October 18 and 19.

She said contact tracing sites for the truck driver had been listed by Queensland Heath overnight along with the residence of Uber driver Duran Raman who travelled from Victoria to Queensland.

Officials said he returned from interstate to his apartment at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast on October 11.

Mr Raman, who is in his 30s and unvaccinated, had not checked-in using the QR code tracking system since September 18.

Authorities were struggling to communicate with him and Queensland Health said this morning that he was in a serious condition in the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said Mr Raman was still on oxygen.

“He’s on high-flow oxygen, and he’ll need to go into intensive care,” she said.

“That is terrible. He is a very young man who was not vaccinated, and is now extremely sick.”

The discovery of the case broke the state’s 15-day streak without a locally acquired case.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said 73.66 per cent of Queenslanders aged over have had their first vaccination and 58.72 per cent were double dosed.

“We’ve had 6,330 tests in the past 24 hours and Queensland Health has administered 15,686 vaccinations yesterday,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“We really need to push up those vaccination rates.”

Speaking from Marsden in Logan, the Premier said vaccination rates were lagging in the region.

“Logan this is a wake-up call, come and get vaccinated there is no excuse,” she said.

She said just 36 per cent of eligible people in Marsden and Creastmead were vaccinated.

More to come.

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