The woman left the Princess Alexandra Hospital in the early hours of yesterday morning at “something like 3am”.

“We tracked that person down yesterday at New Farm,” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“She’s been returned under quarantine direction to the PA Hospital.”

He was unable to confirm whether the woman had visited any venues during the time she was out in the community.

Dr Jeanette Young said she believed the woman who escaped hospital quarantine posed a “very low risk” of spreading COVID-19 in the community.

“Remember, she’s not a case – she’s a contact of a case,” Dr Young said.

The woman was tested on Tuesday and returned a negative result and is now being re-tested.

“I’m expecting that result soon,” Dr Young said.

“So, if she’s negative again – and then we’ll test her again three days after that – then there’s absolutely no risk.”

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