The sample was taken from a treatment plant on October 22
Traces of COVID-19 have been found in wastewater at Carole Park in Ipswich, west of Brisbane.
The sample was taken from a treatment plant on October 22 as part of a research program to test sewage for coronavirus.
Queensland's Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the detection was a concern.
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"We have had several weeks worth of negative results at this wastewater testing location since the Brisbane Youth Detention cluster," Dr Young said.
"There is a very real possibility this wastewater result is a sign of one or more undetected positive COVID-19 cases in the Ipswich community, and we are treating this seriously."https://twitter.com/qldhealthnews/status/1321271976694931458
Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
A woman in her 40s who flew in from Papua New Guinea and a 45-year-old man who returned from the Philippines are now both in quarantine in Cairns.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/traces-of-covid-19-found-in-ipswich-wastewater-coronavirus-queensland/79c647ce-7899-4d0b-80ba-df452f58c062