January 31, 2022

There have now been more than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in the South Burnett Regional Council area during the past month.

Official Queensland Health statistics released on Monday show a total 625 cases, which includes the three historic cases from earlier in the pandemic.

This figure – to 7:00pm on January 29 – is NOT the number of current active cases as many people have recovered, but shows the rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the local community since the Queensland borders re-opened on December 13.

Official Queensland Health total case numbers in the Toowoomba Regional Council area are now more than 4000 and in the Gympie Regional Council area, more than 1100 (see below).

However, the real numbers in all areas are likely to be much higher with some people being asymptomatic, others with symptoms not seeking to be tested, and some rapid antigen test positive results not being submitted to Queensland Health.

As well, there are also 131,800 cases recorded in the Queensland Health statistics which have not been allocated to a particular Local Government Area.

UPDATE February 1:  Cherbourg has 34 active cases with 222 residents recovered, for a total of 256 cases since the Omicron wave began.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 13,149 First Nations cases recorded across Queensland.

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Postcode data from Queensland Health provides a greater breakdown of total local cases (as at January 26) :

  • 4314 – Blackbutt / Benarkin – 26
  • 4314 – Linville / Moore (Somerset LGA) – 11
  • 4615 – Nanango – 97
  • 4610 – Kingaroy – 360
  • 4608 – Wooroolin / Tingoora – 12
  • 4613 – Proston – 3
  • 4606 – Wondai – 26
  • 4605 – Murgon – 79
  • 4605 – Cherbourg (Cherbourg LGA) – 127
  • 4601 – Goomeri (Gympie LGA) – 3
  • 4600 – Kilkivan (Gympie LGA) – 8

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The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Queensland since the pandemic began is 199, with three deaths recorded in the latest reporting period.

Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard said on Tuesday there were 744 people being treated for COVID in Queensland hospitals, including 46 in ICU.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the Darling Downs Health region, which includes the South Burnett, stands at 10, with eight of these deaths being recorded since December 31.

No figures have been released by Queensland Health in regards to the number of First Nations deaths across the State, citing privacy.

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southburnett.com.au has been keeping track of some basic statistics for local Council areas since 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 has spread recently throughout the local community.

We have taken snapshots on Dec 13, Dec 21 and daily since December 29.

These figures are current to 7:00pm on Sunday (Jan 29):

  • South Burnett: 3 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 18 / 21 / 25 / 39 / 52 / 83 / 135 / 188 / 213 / 239 / 250 / 255 / 273 / 289 / 296 / 338 / 346 / 349 / 389 / 400 / 450 / 450 / 463 / 480 / 500 / 511 / 531 / 556 / 560 / 604 / 625
  • Cherbourg:  – / – / – / 3 / 12 / 21 / 30 / 51 / 61 / 71 / 74 / 89 / 96 / 96 / 97 / 97 / 100 / 100 / 104 / 104 / 104 / 104 / 104 / 105 / 106 / 106 / 106 / 106 / 106 / 110 / 127 / 127 / 128 / 133 / 133
  • Toowoomba: 52 / 56 / 233 / 312 / 368 / 396 / 463 / 579 / 665 / 751 / 841 / 940 / 1141 / 1315 / 1405 / 1565 / 1870 / 1971 / 2119 / 2252 / 2446 / 2539 / 2733 / 2922 / 3247 / 3247 / 3361 / 3437 / 3505 / 3608 / 3665 / 3773 / 3846 / 3953 / 4008
  • Gympie: 7 / 6 / 23 / 26 / 38 / 43 / 48 / 68 / 82 / 104 / 144 / 169 / 222 / 243 / 270 / 304 / 355 / 393 / 425 / 478 / 526 /563 / 633 /685 / 786 / 786 / 851 / 887 / 923 / 941 / 988 /1016 / 1033 / 1076 / 1111
  • North Burnett: 3 / 3 / 5 / 5 / 8 / 9 / 13 / 13 / 14 / 14 / 17 / 21 / 23 / 27 / 29 / 31 / 31 / 44 / 50 / 54 / 57 / 66 / 77 / 85 / 95 / 95 / 99 / 107 / 112 / 150 / 150 / 155
  • Somerset: 6 / 6 / 14 / 15 / 15 / 20 / 28 / 34 / 38 / 48 / 64 / 104 / 127 / 160 / 178 / 201 / 231 / 282 / 329 / 369 / 397 / 417 / 451 / 508 / 558 / 558 / 597 / 628 / 644 / 665 / 701 / 734 / 752 / 773 / 798
  • Western Downs: 3 / 3 / 16 / 18 / 23 / 30 / 36 / 48 / 52 / 60 / 89 / 114 / 140 / 203 / 216 / 248 / 301 / 357 / 401 / 412 / 435 / 457 / 464 / 504 / 568 / 568 / 596 / 632 / 639 / 655 / 676 / 695 / 706 / 725 / 735

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 as no cases had been recorded there. From December 31, data is current to 7:00pm the previous day. Numbers for all regions must also be considered underestimated. Not everyone who has tested positive using a Rapid Antigen Test has reported their result to Queensland Health. Also, the official statistics show 131,800 positive results (as at January 29) which have not been allocated to a Local Government Area.

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