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A 44-year-old woman has tested positive for COVID-19 after driving from Victoria to Queensland via NSW.

Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the woman was tested on Tuesday and had been confirmed positive on Wednesday.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young.Credit: Supplied

The woman visited a number of places, including Toowoomba and Goondiwindi.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the woman travelled with her partner, leaving Melbourne on June 1, arriving in Queensland on June 5, “and she travelled up through NSW and crossed the border at Goondiwindi.”

“She has been out and about on the Sunshine Coast since she arrived on the fifth of June,” Dr Young said.

Exposure sites visited by the woman include Goondiwindi McDonalds at 7.35am on June 5, a Caltex petrol station in Toowoomba at 11am on June 5 and locations on the Sunshine Coast, including Moffat Beach and Kings Beach.

Dr Young says six close contacts have been identified.

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