July 30, 2021

Darling Downs Health has tested 80,125 people for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic began in 2020, figures released by Queensland Health on Friday reveal.

A total of 57 people have tested positive (28 female and 29 male) with 55 recovered.

Sadly, two people have died.

At at July 29:

  • Darling Downs Health had completed 117,844 tests on 80,125 people.
  • A total of 3041 people in the health district have receive a quarantine notice, with nine notices still active.

Age breakdown of the 57 Darling Downs COVID-19 cases:

  • Age 0-9 – 1
  • Age 10-19 – 3
  • Age 20-29 – 15
  • Age 30-39 – 7
  • Age 40-49 – 1
  • Age 50-59 – 10
  • Age 60-69 – 8
  • Age 70-79 – 10
  • Age 80-89 – 2

Three positive cases people have been recorded against South Burnett Local Government Area: two acquired overseas, and one interstate. All have recovered.

There are currently no positive cases with the Darling Downs Health health region.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said that since Australia’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed on January 25, 2020, Queensland has recorded 1793 cases.

Seven people have died.

“Almost 80 per cent our cases have been acquired overseas, with a large portion of those detected in quarantine,”  Dr Young said.

“And a significant amount of our locally acquired cases were safely isolating while they were infectious, instead of risking the health of others in the community, which is a fantastic result,” Dr Young said.

Darling Downs Health COVID-19 Incident Response Commander Annette Scott said she was exceptionally proud of the Darling Downs Health community.

“It has been good to see the people in our communities do the right thing,” she said.

“From social distancing, getting tested, staying home when unwell, to lining up for the vaccine.

“Every time we’ve put out the call to help stop the spread, our communities have listened. We really are all in this together.”

At July 29, Darling Downs Health has administered 29,044 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 20,312 Pfizer doses and 8732 AstraZeneca doses.

The vaccination data does not include doses administered by the Federal Government in residential aged care and disability care facilities.

There are about 282,000 people – including children – in the Darling Downs Health Region.

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