“A positive sewage result means that someone who has been infected was shedding the virus. Infected people can shed viral fragments and that shedding can happen for several weeks after the person is no longer infectious.”
Queensland recorded no new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and 6309 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours – exceeding the 5000 test daily goal set by the state’s health officials.
On Monday, samples from seven wastewater treatment plants came back positive.
There were located at Caboolture South in the Moreton Bay region, Oxley Creek in Brisbane’s south, the Ipswich suburb of Bundamba, Gibson Island and Luggage Point in Brisbane’s east, Urangan in Hervey Bay and Maryborough on the Fraser Coast.