Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

February 10, 2022

The Darling Downs Health region – which includes all the South Burnett and Cherbourg – is yet to reach its peak of the latest COVID-19 wave.

The Darling Downs and Central Queensland health regions are the only two across Queensland yet to peak, according to information shared by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Thursday morning.

Health regions “past their peak” are the Gold Coast, Metro North, West Moreton and Mackay.

“Just past their peak” are Metro South, Cairns & Hinterland and the Sunshine Coast.

“Approaching their peak” are Townsville, Wide Bay, North West and Torres & Cape.

No information was supplied for the South West health region.

The Premier said she was “cautiously optimistic” that as a State, hospitalisations in Queensland had peaked and were trending down.

But she warned the wave of infections was not over; although the State was coming down off a peak there would be a tail of infections running into March.

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There have now been 340 COVID-19 related deaths in Queensland, with eight more announced on Thursday following Wednesday’s record of 24 fatalities.

Thirteen of the total deaths have occurred in the Darling Downs Health region.

On December 13, when the borders reopened, the death toll was seven across Queensland with two in the Darling Downs Health region.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard said there were currently 579 people being treated in public hospitals for COVID-19, down from 628 on Wednesday and well over 900 on January 25.

There are 46 people in intensive care, including 22 patients on ventilators.

In private hospitals, there are now 54 patients being treated for COVID-19, including two in ICU.

Queensland Health statistics show a total of 17,133 First Nations people have been infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. On December 13, this figure was 28.

Across all of Queensland, the official number of active cases of COVID-19 is 5854, although Dr Gerrard said the real figure could be “five to 10 times” greater.

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A positive case of COVID-19 has been reported this week at both Nanango State School and Kingaroy State High School.

Parents and carers were advised by the schools to monitor themselves and other family members for COVID symptoms and get tested if showing symptoms or feeling unwell.

All students are prioritised at Queensland Health testing clinics to get a free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

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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 Wednesday (Feb 9):

  • 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 / 640 / 651 / 661 / 695 / 706 / 714 / 720 / 729 / 733 / 738 / 745
  • * 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 / 133 / 145 / 145 / 164 / 167 / 167 / 167  / 167 / 170 / 170 / 177
  • 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 / 4054 / 4109 / 4208 / 4292 / 4361 / 4428 / 4459 / 4487 / 4506 / 4560 / 4600
  • 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 / 1123 / 1147 / 1189 / 1232 / 1259 / 1285 / 1307 / 1310 / 1325 / 1360 / 1387
  • 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 / 181 / 184 / 190 / 191 / 192 / 193 / 194 / 194 / 199 / 202
  • 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 / 811 / 825 / 850 / 865 / 881 / 912 / 918 / 929 / 942 / 946
  • 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 / 750 / 758 / 770 / 784 / 795 / 815 / 815 / 822 / 826 / 828

* On February 10, Cherbourg Council reported three new cases, taking the number of active cases to about 25 and the total number of cases to 286.

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 168,735 positive results (as at February 9) which have not been allocated to a Local Government Area.

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