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

05:05  22 october  2021
05:05  22 october  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

Qld awaits virus tests on Gold Coast

  Qld awaits virus tests on Gold Coast Queensland is waiting to see if anyone has caught COVID-19 from a man who was infectious on the Gold Coast for 10 days.The man in his 30s, who is unvaccinated, is Queensland's first locally acquired COVID case in over two weeks.

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Yvette D'Ath says. She said there was one new case in hotel quarantine and another five cases on the Imabari Queen, a bulk carrier ship off the western coast of Cape York. "We should be getting protected now not waiting till they're in our hospitals . In New South Wales, people have died at home from COVID — let's not have this happen in our community . "The quicker you get vaccinated, the quicker we can get back to enjoying our lifestyle and opening our economy fully out as we had

Queensland records one community case infectious for 10 days on Gold Coast . Case identified as Duran Raman , Uber driver and gym junkie from Broadbeach. The man , aged in his 30s, is too sick to provide accurate information as of yet. Unvaccinated driver has allegedly not used any QR check-in codes for a Mr Raman tested positive at Robina Hospital on Wednesday and was unvaccinated, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing the new case on Thursday. The gym junkie is so sick with coronavirus it has proven difficult to get information on his movements since he returned from a trip to

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

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Queensland eases some restrictions after zero new cases . Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced some COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed in parts of Queensland after the state recorded no new cases . From 4:00pm today, stage three restrictions will return for Brisbane, Gold Coast , Moreton Bay, Logan, Townsville and Palm Island, to bring them in line with the rest of Queensland .

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases , but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants a number of regions to pick up their lagging vaccination rates. Ms Palaszczuk said today's results were "unbelievable" and thanked Queenslanders for doing the "right thing". "We want to see more in Logan, Beaudesert, more on the Gold Coast , Mackay and central Queensland and in our Cape communities , our remote indigenous communities ," Ms Palaszczuk said. "I want to see all of those rates uniform across our state — that would give me greater comfort when we have further

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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