February 20, 2023

The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in Queensland hospitals has risen slightly, figures released by Queensland Health on Friday show.

At 11:59pm on February 7, there were 212 people being treated for COVID-19 symptoms in hospital, up from 183 during the previous reporting period.

However, the number of patients in intensive care had dropped from six to five.

A total of 24 more deaths were reported, taking Queensland’s toll since the pandemic began to 2734.

All but seven of these deaths have occurred since restrictions were relaxed and the Omicron variant appeared.

The Federal Department of Health reported that at 8:00am on February 16,  there were 920 active COVID-19 cases in 142 active outbreaks in residential aged care facilities across Australia.

There had been 59 new outbreaks, 16 deaths and 808 combined new resident and staff cases reported since February 9.


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