Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the fresh infections in parliament on Tuesday morning, warning it shows “Queensland is not immune to the pandemic”.
“We have contained dozens of outbreaks but, as New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and New Zealand have discovered… it only takes one case to cause a massive outbreak,” she said.
“Our only protection is to get vaccinated.”
The first case – an unvaccinated 17-year-old – presented to the Gold Coast University Hospital’s emergency department with a headache.
He is a close contact of a person who recently travelled from NSW with investigations underway as to how that person arrived in Queensland.
The second case is a woman in her 30s from Melbourne. She tested positive while undergoing home quarantine and is considered low risk, authorities say.
The third person – a truck driver from Gympie – tested positive in NSW after visiting Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast.
Queensland Health concerned as Gold Coast uber driver tests COVID positive
Queensland Health added three new exposure sites on their website, including a men’s toilet truck stop and a FoodWorks store in Bundaberg.
Tuesday’s COVID-19 cases come almost one week after a Gold Coast man, who was infectious in the community for more than 10 days, tested positive.
The unvaccinated Uber driver travelled from Melbourne to Queensland on October 11, started developing symptoms before testing positive on October 20.
New exposure sites
Close contact
Saturday October 23 – Caboolture South Travel Centre (truck stop area men’s toilet), Glass House Mountains – 8:50pm-9:35pm
Casual contact
Thursday October 21 – Graham Lusty Trailers, Crestmead – 7am-10:45am 
Saturday October 23 – Fresh Fields FoodWorks Thabeban, Bundaberg Central – 4pm-4:45pm
For the full list of exposure sites, please visit Queensland Health.

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