Queensland records more than 11,000 Covid-19 cases and two deaths

Queensland has recorded more than 11,000 Covid-19 cases and two deaths as the state prepares for an even bigger surge in infections.

The state reported 11,174 Covid-19 infections on Saturday including two deaths of men both aged in their 30s.  

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath warned she expected to see a spike in case numbers in the coming days as the state launches its rapid antigen test self-report portal via the Queensland Health website.  

Residents who are unable to self report online, can call the 134 HEALTH hotline to be assisted via phone. 

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Queensland has recorded 11,174 Covid-19 infections including two deaths on Saturday (pictured, health workers attend a Covid-19 testing site in Brisbane)

Of the deaths, one was an unvaccinated man from Brisbane who died in his home on January 5, while the other man was from the Gold Coast. 

Chief health officer Dr John Gerrard confirmed the deaths were likely a result of a rare complication know as as myocarditis or an infection of the heart. 

More than 3,505 frontline health workers have either tested positive for the virus or are in isolation. 

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