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Brisbane COVID case confirmed to be UK variant with link to Princess Alexandra Hospital cluster – ABC News

Genomic testing links Queensland’s latest COVID-19 case in a 26-year-old Brisbane landscaper to a previous cluster in the Princess Alexandra Hospital earlier this month….

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Genomic testing has shown Brisbane’s latest locally acquired COVID-19 case is linked to a previous cluster involving two overseas travellers and a doctor at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Overnight, a 26-year-old landscaper from Stafford, in Brisbane’s inner north, tested positive to COVID-19, the first-known community transmission in Queensland in 13 days.
Queensland Health said the genomic testing confirmed the man had the B117 variant, also known as the UK strain.
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