Queensland records 19,709 new local COVID-19 cases

Queensland has recorded 19,709 new local COVID-19 cases, including over 6,000 reported from rapid antigen tests.

There were six deaths reported, including one person in their 20’s.

More than 640 COVID patients are being treated in hospital.

Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says it’s important not to call emergency services if tested positive for COVID.

“Our ambulances and our paramedics are under a significant strain with the calls that they’re getting, and we want to make sure that we don’t have people ringing simply because they’ve got a positive test,” Ms D’Ath said.

It comes as, from early this morning, anyone entering Queensland will no longer need to show a border pass or a negative rapid antigen test as the 90 per cent double dose rate nears.

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