A person has died from COVID-19 in a Queensland hospital after first being identified in Papua New Guinea.
The twin Papuan-British nationwide was evacuated to Queensland on March 28.
Since that day, the 77-year-old has been in intensive care in Redcliffe Hospital and died “from issues resulting from COVID-19” on Monday, Queensland Well being mentioned.
As the person was not identified in Australia, he is not going to be counted in Queensland’s official demise toll, which stands at 6.
An individual has not died of the virus in Queensland since April 18.
Three folks, together with a returned abroad traveller in his 40s, are at the moment in intensive care with the virus in Australia.
In the meantime the connection between Queensland and the Commonwealth continues to deteriorate over the vaccine rollout following accusations of diversionary techniques and infantile behaviour.
Opposition chief David Crisafulli says feedback by Deputy Premier Steven Miles are “a humiliation to each Queenslander” and have offended federal well being minister Greg Hunt.
“He personally felt very offended by the language of the deputy premier yesterday,” Mr Crisafulli mentioned on Tuesday.
“It was infantile and it’s got to cease. The behaviour that we noticed yesterday was not becoming of his workplace.”
Mr Miles on Monday mentioned Prime Minister Scott Morrison was attempting to make use of the vaccine rollout and the COVID pandemic usually to distract from issues inside the authorities.
“That’s been a really orchestrated marketing campaign over the previous few days to attempt to cease you all speaking about Brittany Higgins and rape and sexual harassment and the entire issues which have occurred in Canberra,” he advised reporters.
“They have been in truth so desperate to distract all people from these subjects that they put in danger confidence in their very own vaccine rollout program.”
As Mr Crisafulli known as for an finish to infantile behaviour, opposition well being spokeswoman Ros Bates labelled the deputy premier a “phony”.
“Steven Miles is a fraud, a phony and a failure,” she mentioned.
“If Annastacia Palaszczuk wasn’t the weakest premier she ought to have sacked him when he was the well being minister.”
The opposition is worried with the pace of the state’s vaccine rollout, significantly the variety of jabs on weekends.
“To have revelations that Victoria (is) delivering over eight instances extra vaccines over the course of the final month on weekends is a priority,” Mr Crisafulli mentioned.
“COVID is necessary, vaccine rollouts will not be a Monday to Friday train.”
He mentioned there was poor behaviour and issues with the vaccine rollout at each ranges of presidency,
“I’m not going to come back right here and defend Canberra, as a result of they’ve obtained their very own points to work out and so they’ve obtained to get cracking on the vaccine as nicely,” he mentioned.
No new locally-acquired circumstances of COVID-19 have been recorded in Queensland for a 3rd consecutive day.
There have been additionally no new circumstances amongst returned travellers.