Overnight, two new cases of population transmission were identified in Queensland, one of which included a nurse who had been immunized against COVID-19.
Both are related to confirmed outbreaks, according to Annastacia Palaszczuk, and a nurse at the Princess Alexandra Hospital has administered the vaccine.
She has the same strain as another PA Hospital nurse who checked positive earlier in the week, according to genomic sequencing.
It is unknown whether the second nurse administered all doses of the COVID vaccine. The first nurse had just gotten her first dosage.
Health officials are still attempting to decide if the nurse got it in the same ward, according to Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young.
She said that the nurse was screened as part of the asymptomatic diagnostic assessment procedure for that ward and came out positive.
Several problems have been experienced and included in the testing.
And this is something that must be figured out.
Ms. Palaszczuk and the state's health authority are expected to make a decision about whether to extend the lockout on Wednesday evening, but have already cautioned that a further outbreak of cases could result in this stringent directive being held back.
She said that she would speak to Queenslanders on Thursday morning and hoped that things would return to usual before the holiday break.
In her media address on Wednesday, she said that limited transmission was "encouraging news."
Ms. Palaszczuk said that the fact that we don't have any unconnected population transmission in the southeast or in our state is extremely encouraging.
Ms. Palaszczuk said that we are trying to do a fantastic job.
COVID-19 vaccines are about 90% successful at preventing coronavirus infections.