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Eight new COVID-19 cases recorded across three states

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Eight new coronavirus cases have been recorded across three states today, including a toddler who had recently returned from overseas but was not in hotel quarantine.

Eight new coronavirus cases have been recorded across three states today, including a toddler who had recently returned from overseas but was not in hotel quarantine.

The two-year-old boy from south Brisbane is understood to have recently travelled overseas and undertaken hotel quarantine in Victoria, before flying home to Queensland.

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said the boy wasn't seriously unwell.

The boy is Queensland's only confirmed new case in the past 24 hours, bringing the state's total active cases to four.

Victoria

Victoria has four new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the state's total to 1703.

Of the new cases, one was detected through routine testing, two are in hotel quarantine and the last is under investigation, Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said.

New South Wales

In NSW, three new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the past 24 hours, two of whom are returned travelers in hotel quarantine.

The third is an older case, a cruise ship passenger who flew home to Victoria and has since recovered, which has been reclassified as a NSW case.

There is also a case under investigation at Rose Bay Public School, which has forced the closure of the school in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

The new cases follow nation-wide protests held over the weekend which saw protesters gather en masse across capital cities and regional centres in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

So far, only one person – a protester from Melbourne – who attended the rallies has been found to have the virus.

Today authorities ruled out identifying the protester.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-cases-eight-new-covid19-tests-queensland-toddler-victoria-nsw/fa965aba-8844-4234-b401-bd31c6436f91

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