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Three new cases of COVID-19 detected in Queensland hotel quarantine

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Queensland health authorities reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all among returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.

The update takes the state’s total active caseload to 24, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in an update on social media. A total of 6438 tests were carried out in the previous 24 hours.

A health worker receives the Pfizer jab at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The latest figures follow quarantine extensions for some people who had previously stayed at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel on North Quay after five cases emerged among returned travellers at the site.

But Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has played down the idea that the virus may have again spread through hallways at a quarantine hotel.

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