April 28, 2023

Almost 60 people have died with COVID-19 in Queensland so far in April, statistics released by Queensland Health on Friday show.

Since March 31, there have been 59 deaths recorded in the State, taking the toll since the pandemic began to 2909.

At midnight on Tuesday, there were 287 people being treated for COVID-19 in Queensland public hospitals,  including two patients in intensive care.

However, the current “traffic light” alert status in Queensland is still “Green”.

This means there are still low rates of community transmission despite reports of a new sub-variant of Omicron,  XBB.1.16 or “Arcturus”, circulating.

All adults can get a booster vaccination if it has been been six months or more since their last COVID-19 vaccination, or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

The Federal Department of Health and Aged Care has particularly recommended a booster for people at higher risk of severe illness, ie. those aged 65 years or older; or 18 years or older with medical conditions, disability or complex health needs.


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