‘Extremely sick’ COVID-positive Gold Coast man likely to need ICU, exposure sites listed for truck driver

Queensland has recorded no new in the community bought instances of COVID-19 an afternoon after it was once printed a person at the Gold Coast was once infectious locally for as much as 10 days.

Alternatively, there was once every other case infectious locally with Leader Well being Officer Jeannette Younger confirming a truck driving force who examined superb in Victoria was once infectious in south-east Queensland on October 18 and 19.

The truck driving force isn’t counted within the state’s case numbers as he was once examined in Victoria however he had visited venues in Acacia Ridge, Richlands and Stafford.

Dr Younger mentioned Gold Coast-based Uber driving force, whose case was reported on Thursday, was once not likely to have left his house whilst in poor health.

Duran Raman returned from Victoria to his condo at Broadbeach at the Gold Coast on October 11, with a police investigation underway into how he travelled again into the state whilst infectious.

Duran Raman in the gym in a tank shirt and fringe over his face.
Duran Raman examined superb to COVID-19 at the Gold Coast after a travel to Melbourne.(Instagram)

Mr Raman, who’s in his 30s and unvaccinated, had no longer checked in the usage of the QR code monitoring device since September 18.

Government have been suffering to keep in touch with him and Queensland Well being mentioned that he was once in a major situation within the Gold Coast College Sanatorium.

Dr Younger mentioned Mr Raman was once on high-flow oxygen.

“I am sorry that I’ve to document, that he’s very in poor health,” Dr Younger mentioned.

“He’s going to most definitely have to enter extensive care.

“This is horrible. He’s an excessively are compatible, younger guy who was once no longer vaccinated, and is now extraordinarily ill.

“Any individual who lives there was instructed ‘any signs in any respect, to get examined’ however we imagine they’re most effective informal contacts as a result of he has been so ill at house.”

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk mentioned Mr Raman’s situation was once deteriorating.

The invention of the case broke the state’s 15-day streak with no in the community bought case.

There have been 5 instances detected in lodge quarantine the previous 24 hours.

The street sign outside Island Beach Resort at Broadbeach
Island Surfing explains beach Lodge at Broadbeach, the place Mr Raman has been residing.(ABC Information: Steve Willing)

Vaccination charges too low to welcome global travellers, Palaszczuk says

Dr Younger mentioned the situation of the Gold Coast guy will have to be taken as lesson for individuals who are nonetheless no longer vaccinated. 

She mentioned within the south-east nook there have been 675,000 folks but to be vaccinated.

On Saturday, there can be pop-up vaccination clinics at 100 excessive faculties around the state.

Ms Palaszczuk was once at a Logan faculty to check out to focus on the area’s low vaccination charges.

The primary-dose fee sits at 66 in step with cent, and 47 in step with cent for the second one — that is about 10 share issues less than the state’s moderate.

Ms Palaszczuk mentioned Queensland’s vaccination charges weren’t excessive sufficient to permit global travellers to come back into the state, as have been flagged by means of New South Wales and Victorian government.

“Queensland does no longer have the coverage but that it must be ready to have quarantine-free vaccinated folks staying in Queensland,” she mentioned.

Treasurer Cameron Dick mentioned folks in Logan can’t wait any more to get vaccinated.

“Time has virtually run out,” Mr Dick mentioned. 

“You should get vaccinated as of late there’s no time to attend.”

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