December 30, 2021

Four more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the local area – three more in Cherbourg and one in the South Burnett Regional Council area.

No further information on any of these cases is available.

This takes the Cherbourg total for the past two days to four.

On Thursday, Queensland Health announced another 2222 cases across the State.

Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard said no one was in intensive care.

He said there was no intention for the State to impose lockdowns on Indigenous communities but the final decision would rest with local authorities.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 10,752 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland; 8586 are currently active with 103 people in hospital.

Dr Gerrard said the public should expect “tens of thousands” of cases in Queensland within weeks but the majority of people who have received two doses of vaccine should experience mild symptoms.

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southburnett.com.au recorded some basic statistics for local Council areas ahead of the re-opening of the State border on December 13.

These statistics, from Queensland Health, show the total number of confirmed positive cases per Local Government Area since the pandemic began in January 2020.

They are NOT the total of current ACTIVE cases but demonstrate how the virus is now spreading quickly throughout the local community.

We took snapshots on December 13, December 21, December 29 and December 30:

  • South Burnett: 3 / 3 / 4 / 5
  • Cherbourg:  – / – / – / 3
  • Toowoomba: 52 / 56 / 233 / 312
  • Gympie: 7 / 6 / 23 / 26
  • North Burnett: 3 / 3 / 5 / 5
  • Somerset: 6 / 6 / 14 / 15
  • Western Downs: 3 / 3 / 16 / 18

NB. Data is reported by Queensland Health daily but can vary over time due to case reviews. When we took the first snapshots, Cherbourg LGA had not been added to the list by Qld Health.

[UPDATED: Originally published as “Three More Local Cases”]


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