“That’s twice what they had in the seven days before that. So there is still live outbreaks there,” he said.
“There are still cases they are unable to link to existing clusters.”
Mr Miles said the border decision was still pending, with Dr Young reviewing the situation in NSW.
Ms Palaszczuk said she would receive an update on the border situation ahead of the national cabinet meeting on Friday.
She reiterated that any final decision on the November 1 border reopening would be dependent on a green light from Dr Young.
“I’ll be having a briefing, as I do, before national cabinet tomorrow morning, so I’ll be speaking with the Chief Health Officer then about national cabinet matters,” she said.
“We’ve said very clearly that decision will be made at the end of the month. I’ll get an update on that.”
Critics of the border closures, which have decimated the state’s multi billion-dollar tourism industry, believe Labor will reopen borders after the October 31 election, even if it means changing their previous criteria.
Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington, who has been receiving briefings from Dr Young, said she would follow the health advice on the border.
“I have always said that the borders should not be closed a day longer than they need to be,” she said.
“The health advice is that the borders are closed right now. The health advice changes on a daily basis.”
With nine days until polling day, Ms Palaszczuk has moved to shore up support in North Queensland which has been smashed by the loss of international and interstate tourists.
Ms Palaszczuk used a trip to Fitzroy Island off Cairns to announce $40 million in funding for the Great Barrier Reef and other natural assets.
The money includes $10 million for the Reef Credits initiative run by environmental consultancy GreenCollar which encourages companies to help improve water quality; $10 million for a Reef Assist program working with local councils and organisations; $6 million for ecotourism; $3.9 million for new “sailing trails” around Townsville and the Whitsundays and $10.1 million for upgrades to national parks and World Heritage areas.
Ms Frecklington — who pledged $80 million to increase the number of spaces in before and after school care programs in state primary schools — confirmed the LNP would release its campaign costings before next Thursday at the latest.