As Victoria grapples with an outbreak of new cases, the likelihood of Queensland opening its borders on July 10 is being questioned.
Queensland has recorded its eighth straight day of no new COVID-19 cases, while just two remain active.
Health Minister Steven Miles said the state government was also pleased with how New South Wales had brought its case totals under control.
"I understand NSW now considers a large number of their cases to have been recovered so they are reporting five active cases, a reduction of 83," Mr Miles said.
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"However, Victoria now has 138 active cases an increase of eight.
"We are closely monitoring what is happening in Victoria right now."
Mr Miles was asked by reporters whether the sustained coronavirus case increases would affect the state government's decision on border closures, and he said the situation in Victoria was "the main thing" health authorities were looking at.
"They (Victoria) have a number of live outbreaks of community transmission and it's in all of our interests for them to get on top of those," Mr Miles said.
"Right now that is probably the main thing. Under normal circumstances we'd be looking at the number of new cases in Queensland but of course we have none.
"We would look at the number of cases in New South Wales but of course that has been incredibly low and so the only state that is currently experiencing community transmission is Victoria."
Premier Annastacia Palasczuk is expected to make an announcement about the border closures after National Cabinet tomorrow.
While Queenslanders should not expect an opening date to be revealed tomorrow, they could be given a good idea of when it will be and how it might work.
Mr Miles said the idea of a travel bubble which excludes Victorians had almost been written off by the state government.
"The premier has said that is unlikely," he said.
"The prime minister has indicated that he would prefer not to see travel bubbles like that and that is for good reason.
"One of the considerations here in Queensland is that would be very difficult for our police to enforce."
The state opposition is calling for the borders to be reopened on July 1.
"It is safe to open the borders," Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said.
Victoria recorded 33 new cases overnight - its biggest daily increase since early April.
In response 1000 Australian Defence Force troops were sent in and a testing blitz is underway across Melbourne.
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