WATCH LIVE: Queensland Health COVID update as lockdown extension possible

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The coronavirus lockdown engulfing 11 council areas in southeast Queensland could be extended beyond Tuesday as the situation in the state escalates.

On Sunday night, Queensland Health added more than a dozen new venues to its list of exposure sites, including the Royal Brisbane Hospital and The University of Queensland.

Queensland health authorities will provide a COVID-19 update at 10am on Monday. Watch it LIVE in the video player ABOVE as soon as it’s available.

The outbreak in the state stands at 18 after nine new cases were confirmed on Sunday – the highest daily increase recorded in the state in almost a year.

The local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim entered the harshest restrictions the sunshine state has seen, at 4pm on Saturday.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young. Credit: DARREN ENGLAND/AAPIMAGE

Residents in affected areas can only leave home for essential work, study or child care, to exercise, buy food and supplies, and receive healthcare, including being tested for COVID-19 or vaccinated against it.

Non-essential travel must be within 10km of residences and everyone must wear a mask when outside their home.

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