March 10, 2023
Queensland Health has adjusted its COVID-19 reporting details for hospitalisation and infection rates.
The latest statistics, released on Friday afternoon, showed that at midnight on Tuesday night there were 257 people being treated for COVID-19 in Queensland hospitals, with eight patients in intensive care.
This was down slightly on the figures reported last Friday, ie. 278 / 6, and the first drop in five weeks.
However, the figures from now on only include patients in public hospitals.
The total number of Queenslanders who have been infected with COVID-19 during the pandemic has also been revised.
This figure, which researchers have repeatedly stated is underestimated due to a lack of reporting, has been reduced by almost 8 per cent.
Last week, Queensland Health reported there had been 1,800,236 people infected since the pandemic began.
This week’s figure is 1,653,510 “due to data quality activities conducted on Queensland self-reported RAT data”.
Queensland Health also reported another 12 deaths, taking the total number of people who have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began to 2796.