Qld records one new local COVID-19 case

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Queensland has recorded one new locally-acquired case of COVID-19 as government hopes grow that the state's five outbreaks are under control.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the new infection in Tarragindi, in Brisbane's south, is a contact of a known case and was already in home quarantine.

She says the case emerged after 16,336 tests across the state in the 24-hours to 9am on Wednesday.

"In really good news today, we've only got one new case," Ms Palaszczuk told reporters.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the person who tested positive has the Alpha variant, was asymptomatic and had been in home quarantine during their entire infectious period.

She said the state was in "good place" but people should continue to get tested if they feel unwell.

Dr Young said Queensland Health had identified 9827 close contacts of cases with 5701 people were in home quarantine and 3093 were in hotel quarantine.

"So that is very good news, excellent testing numbers again, so thank you," she told reporters.

COVID-19 restrictions remain in place across Queensland meaning Friday's funeral for police officer Senior Constable David Masters, who was run down by a stolen car while on duty last week, will have numbers limited to 100.

A guard of honour will be held at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex.

Ms Palaszczuk said Police Minister Mark Ryan will attend on her behalf as the funeral will be at the same time as national cabinet.

Meanwhile, federal Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews lashed out at the premier over her planned trip to Tokyo to present the Brisbane 2032 Olympic bid to the International Olympic Committee.

More than 64,000 people have now signed a petition calling for Ms Palaszczuk to be denied a travel exemption after she successfully lobbied the federal government to halve international arrivals at last Friday's national cabinet.

"It's the absolute hypocrisy that is really getting right up the nose with Queenslanders at the moment," she told 4BC Radio.

Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck and Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will also be travelling with Ms Palaszczuk.

But Ms Andrews said the issue was not whether the trip was legitimate, but the premier's strong advocacy for cutting quarantine places to make it much harder for Australians stranded overseas to get home.

"Yet she is fine to go overseas when it suits her and even take up one of the very limited places in hotel quarantine now or give herself approval to go over cap in Queensland with her and her entourage," she added.

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