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No new COVID cases in Queensland as the state approaches vaccine milestone


There have been no new cases of COVID-19 in Queensland overnight as the state continues to track towards its 80 per cent first dose vaccination target.

The donut day comes after a cluster emerged in the border town of Goondiwindi which saw the number of cases in the New South Wales border bubble rise to 38.

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has announced restrictions for the Toowoomba hospital, with people only allowed to visit palliative care patients.

"Because a close contact has been to the Toowoomba Hospital we are limiting the restrictions of visitors."

Meanwhile, Cairns remains on alert after a woman with COVID travelled to the Northern Territory on October 25 but no restrictions have been announced.

Ms D'Ath says the hotspot declaration for Katherine in the NT will be lifted at 4pm this afternoon.

"[This is] due to the changes to the declaration by the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory," she says.

There are currently 13 active cases in Queensland, with more than 5,000 tests conducted overnight.

Vaccination rates


Acting Chief Health Officer Doctor Peter Aitken is hoping the state will reach its vaccination target today.

Across the state 79.40 per cent of the eligible population has received their first dose, while 67.14 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Dr Aitken is urging more people to roll up their sleeves.

"The more people we have coming out and getting those first doses, the better it is for Queensland as a whole,” he says.

"There's some really good figures in Cairns and over the weekend, 119 out of the 198 vaccination doses at the Cairns Convention Centre were first doses which is absolutely brilliant.”