A staff member of Toowoomba Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, sparking a rapid health response.
Darling Downs Health says it’s “ramping up” testing of staff and patients after the case emerged on Friday afternoon.
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The COVID-positive staff member is fully vaccinated and did not have symptoms working at the hospital.
“We are now ramping up our COVID-19 testing of staff and some patients who are considered close and casual contacts,” Darling Downs Health’s Michelle Forrest said in a statement.
“Our Public Health Unit is working hard to ensure the continued safety of our staff and patients. The community can be assured that their safety is our priority.
“Our response is inline with procedures to manage instances where staff test positive.”
The patient is a Brisbane resident who visited the Toowoomba Hospital for work.
The hospital has not yet been listed by Queensland Health as a COVID-19 exposure site.
There are two newly listed sites in Toowoomba – the Guzman Y Gomez at Grand Central between 1pm and 1.30pm (close contact) and the Coffee Club in Toowoomba City between 1.30pm and 1.40pm (casual contact), both on Monday, December 13.