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Queensland has registered 20,566 new cases of COVID-19, including results belatedly provided by private pathology laboratories and 4,186 cases from rapid antigen tests.

A man aged 70 died of the virus yesterday, said Yvette D’Ath state health minister, the 11th death in Queensland. Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said he had “significant medical complications” and lived in a nursing home.

“We offer our condolences to the person’s family and friends,” she said.


In Queensland there are 502 people hospitalized with the virus, 27 of whom are in intensive care, six of whom need a ventilator.

The update comes after health officials announced a number of just 9,000 new cases on Monday due to software issues in four private pathology laboratories, preventing them from sharing test results.

Ms. D’Ath said a software update was behind the problem and it has now been fixed.

“They could only give us a lot of data,” said Ms. D’Ath.

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