July 4, 2022

Queensland Health has reported six more COVID-19 deaths in the Darling Downs Health region, taking the toll since the pandemic began to 56.

The latest figure was released on Sunday morning; Friday’s tally was 50.

On Monday, the death toll for all of Queensland stood at 1270, up from 1254 on Friday.

Last week almost 60 COVID-related deaths were reported in Queensland – believed to be the highest fatality count in one week since the pandemic began.

When the State borders re-opened on December 13, the State’s death toll for the whole pandemic stood at seven.

The latest wave of new-variant Omicron cases is testing Queensland Health’s resources.

On Monday, a total of 4056 new cases were reported.

There were 598 people being treated for COVID-19 in Queensland hospitals, including 16 in intensive care units.

Officially, there were an estimated 32,840 active cases in Queensland, although this figure is believed to be vastly underestimated.

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As at June 29, total South Burnett / Cherbourg cases (per postcode) since the pandemic began are:

4610 – 768
4615 – 223
4605 – 531
4606 – 88
4608 – 37
4613 – 8
4314 – 60

NB. Not all cases recorded in Qld Health statistics have been allocated to a postcode. This is not the number of ACTIVE cases.

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Australia passed a grim milestone at the weekend, with the nation’s COVID-19 death toll surpassing 10,000.

More than 7000 of these deaths have occurred during the past six months.

There were 909 COVID-19 related fatalities in all of 2020 and 1344 in 2021.

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