Queensland finds traces of COVID-19 in sewage at three locations
There are three places in South East Queensland where COVID-19 has been found in the sewage.
Maroochydore in the Sunshine Coast, and Sandgate and Wynnum in Brisbane is where traces of the virus has been found.
Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said there could be a few reasons why the trace has been found.
“There is something happening in those three locations. It could, of course, be someone who’s recently had the infection and then has gone to those places, so they’re not infectious but they’ve recovered, but they’re still shedding virus,” Dr Young said.
“We don’t track people once we clear them of the infection.
“But it could, of course, be a person that we’ve not picked up, that’s out there in the community.”
Another test of sewage in Townsville has been conducted after COVID-19 traces were found.
That test has returned negative.