Two new COVID-19 cases recorded in Boggabilla in the past 48 hours

Two new COVID-19 cases have been linked to Goondiwindi.

Queensland Health this morning confirmed two COVID-positive people were linked through Goondiwindi to the Moree cluster, however both of these cases were in quarantine as existing close contacts and have not been in the community.

Mayor, the Hon Lawrence Springborg AM said the new cases identified were directly related to the Moree outbreak, and already in quarantine.

"To date there has been no unexplained or unlinked community transmission in Goondiwindi," he said.

"There are now over 130 positive cases in Moree Plains local government area, and these are associated with the super spreader gatherings in Moree in late October. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these are unvaccinated.

"As the Queensland government reviews the status of the Restricted Border Zone, I have proposed to the government on behalf of Council that New South Wales border residents who are double vaccinated should be able to cross into their Queensland community.

"They should be able to attend school, work, shop and volunteer. They should have the same social reward for their diligence and preparedness as Goondiwindi residents who have the highest vaccination rates in Queensland," Cr Springborg said.

"This should not extend to unvaccinated cross-border residents who should be limited to coming into our community except for emergency purposes. Everyone in this area has had plenty of time and opportunity to access the vaccine.

"The latest vaccination data [as at November 7] shows Goondiwindi region continuing to lead the state with 93.3 per cent first dose and 83.6 per cent double vaccinated.

"I remind residents that if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, please get tested and isolate until you get your results."

"The Goondiwindi hospital is providing an exceptional service for our community and the turnaround times for COVID test results from the hospital have been excellent," said the Mayor.

Testing at Goondiwindi hospital requires you to call ahead on 4578 2400. Take your phone charger, water and medications as there may be a wait.

Testing is available from 8am until 4.30pm, but if you need emergency care and you have COVID-19 symptoms call ahead for assistance. For additional testing locations, visit: www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing

For further information about the border restricted zone and a list of FAQs, visit Queensland Health website - Travelling to Queensland | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

NSW stats

The number of active COVID-19 cases across the Northern Tablelands region continues to climb with 13 new infections recorded for Moree in the past 24 hours.

This takes the shire's total to 140. All cases remain linked and most of the new cases are members of the same household as existing COVID-positive people.

Inverell recorded 12 new infections, taking that LGA's total to 83. Seven of the new cases are from the Inverell township while there are five new infections in Tingha.

There were no new cases in Armidale, leaving the total there at 24 active cases, while there were three new cases reported in Tamworth.