Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected at seven wastewater sites around Queensland as health authorities prepare for the state’s vaccine rollout.
There were no new cases recorded overnight but viral fragments have been detected at treatment plants in Townsville, Cairns, the Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay and Yeppoon.
“While this does not mean we have new cases of COVID-19 in these communities, we are treating these detections seriously,” Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said on Tuesday.
“I continue to urge anyone who feels unwell in these communities to get tested and isolate.”
State cabinet will meet in Townsville on Wednesday, when ministers will be briefed by Dr Young about Queensland’s vaccine rollout.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk reiterated Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that the rollout would most likely start at the end of next month.
She said Dr Young would detail how the Pfizer vaccine would be distributed in Queensland once it arrived from overseas.