June 24, 2022
The death toll from COVID-19 within the Darling Downs Health region has risen to 47, taking the tally for June to nine.
When the Queensland border re-opened on December 13 last year, the death toll in the DDH region since the pandemic began in January 2020 stood at two.
The Queensland death toll is now 1186, with about 115 of these deaths occurring since June 1.
A total of 4970 new cases were announced on Thursday morning, taking the estimated number of active COVID-19 cases in the State to 27,214 (a number that is believed to be vastly under-estimated).
There are currently 512 people being treated for COVID-19 in Queensland hospitals, including six in intensive care units.
Since January 2020, a total of 1,265,588 people in Queensland have contracted COVID-19, including 38,967 First Nations residents.
Officially, a total of 1225 people in the South Burnett have had COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with all but three cases occurring since December 13.