World news – UPDATED: Wide Bay links on the new Covid case

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The case, which resulted in a positive result in a laboratory in Hervey Bay, has been linked to a cluster suspected of contracting the virus to a nurse at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

It is believed that the woman whose test was confirmed positive in Hervey Bay this week was also at the same party.

It is also understood that while the woman is not a local to Hervey Bay, she is from the Wide Bay area and is currently isolated at Bundaberg Hospital.

Contact tracing is ongoing, but the woman reportedly became aware of the risk while she was still in the south and as a result made minimal stops between there and home before being tested and self-isolating.

The Wide Bay area remains on high alert due to its proximity to Brisbane and the amount of travelers passing through it.

At least one test done in Hervey Bay in the past few days has reportedly given a positive result and is currently being investigated.

It is believed that while the positive test was performed in Hervey Bay, the person had moved from the area and is being treated at Bundaberg Hospital.

It did so after a mammoth test across the state took 14,589 samples and only eight new cases were linked to two clusters.

There are currently 78 confirmed cases in Queensland hospitals. However, it is unclear whether any of these cases will be treated on the Fraser Coast.

The Chronicle has contacted Queensland Health for clarification, including a list of potential contact follow-up offices of concern in the Wide Bay area, and is awaiting a response.

Dr. Queensland Health’s chief health officer Jeanette Young told reporters in Brisbane Tuesday that Hervey Bay, Toowoomba, Gladstone, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay in NSW remain at risk of outbreaks due to travelers.

It was revealed yesterday that a man who tested positive in Gladstone had stopped at Gin Gin and Miriam Vale on Thursday.

He visited the Gin Gin Bakery from 1:26 p.m. to 1:33 p.m., the Miriam Vale Star Roadhouse and Caravan Park from 2:35 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., and also visited several locations in Gladstone.

Anyone with flu-like symptoms or who has been in these locations at the approximate time will be encouraged to get tested.

The fever clinic at Bundaberg Hospital reopened this morning at 6:30 a.m. and entered via Hope Street and Queen’s Park to meet increased demand.

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