March 31, 2020
Another 55 people have tested positive to COVID-19 in Queensland, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the State to 743.
Health Minister Steven Miles said 65 of these cases were in hospital, including seven in intensive care.
“Five of them are currently being ventilated,” Mr Miles said.
More than 40,000 Queenslanders are either in quarantine or isolation.
Mr Miles said 46,845 people in Queensland had been tested for COVID-19 – with just 1.6 per cent of tests coming back positive.
In the Darling Downs Health region, there are 31 cases, up three from yesterday.
In the Wide Bay Health region, there are now 18 cases – an increase of one.
The largest number of cases continue to be in the Metro North region (205), Metro South (180), Gold Coast (147) and Sunshine Coast (72).
Nationally, 266 new cases have been identified since yesterday.
At 6:30am on Tuesday, there were 4359 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia.
The most cases were in NSW (2032) followed by Victoria (821).
The vast majority of cases were either acquired overseas or acquired locally from someone who had returned from overseas.