July 1, 2022

The death toll from COVID-19 within the Darling Downs Health region has risen to 50, taking the tally for June to 12.

All but two of these deaths have occurred since the Queensland border re-opened on December 13 last year.

The Queensland COVID-related death toll is now 1254, with almost 190 of these fatalities occurring since June 1.

Six more deaths were announced by Queensland Health on Friday morning, taking the weekly toll to 57.

When the borders re-opened, the Queensland death toll for the pandemic to date was seven.

A total of 5313 new cases were announced on Friday morning, taking the estimated number of active COVID-19 cases in the State to 30,759 – a number known to be under-estimated.

There are currently 597 people being treated for COVID-19 in Queensland hospitals, including 15 patients in intensive care units.

Officially, a total of 1251 people in the South Burnett and 312 in Cherbourg have had COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with all but three cases occurring since December 13.

A total of 80,224 First Nations residents in Queensland have had COVID since January 2020.

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According to statistics from the Federal Department of Health:

As at 8:00am on Friday, there were 5011 active COVID-19 cases in 627 active outbreaks in residential aged care facilities across Australia.

The total number of resident cases associated with these latest outbreaks is 7855; currently active cases are 3281 (ie. 7855 minus recovered patients and deaths)

The total number of staff cases associated with these latest outbreaks is 4214; currently active 1730 (ie. 4214 minus recovered patients; there have been no staff deaths)

A total of 2881 people across Australia in residential aged care have now died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

A total of 59,344 aged care residents and 45,047 aged care staff have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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The total number of all COVID-related deaths in Australia is now 9930, but is expected to break the 10,000 mark within a few days.

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