Queensland COVID-19 case numbers holding steady despite Gold Coast spike

Queensland’s confirmed cases of coronavirus seems to be flattening out, with authorities pleased with how we’re tracking.

There have been a further 33 cases diagnosed overnight, with around half of them (15) on the Gold Coast.

Whilst it’s a big daily spike for the Gold Coast, the number is starting to look consistent for the state.


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The day before, Queensland only recorded 31 new cases, down from between 40 and 50 new cases a day earlier last week.

We’re now at a total of 689 cases across the state.

The Gold Coast accounts for 136 of those.

Seven of the total cases are currently in intensive care, with five requiring ventilation.

The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says these numbers are a good sign, but there’s still a lot more work to do.

“That’s been consistent for the last couple of days, so I’m very encouraged by that.

“But we can’t rest on our laurels, we’ve got to keep working hard and we need to do everything we possibly can to even flatten that curve even more,” the Premier said.

81 percent of all cases were people that acquired the disease overseas, and another 15 percent were direct contacts of overseas travellers.

Health Minister Steven Miles says by limiting the travel into Queensland, and making sure that overseas travellers are being properly isolated, the number has been contained.

“From here on in, it’s our social distancing initiative that will allow us to suppress the community transmission, and that’s why these new social distancing limitations are being put into place.

“I understand how hard they will be, they will effectively mean that anyone that lives alone can’t have any visitors.

“But it’s what we need to do,” Minister Miles said.

The national death toll from the virus now sits at 18, which includes three Queenslanders.

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Tushna M
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Tushna M

This is a simple flu. They get it all the time in India but no one panics. I am not going to change my routine and life for a simple flu.

Annon
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Annon

#2303- flag this moron-

A simple flu ? Wake up to yourself, you bloody idiot.

Sonny
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Sonny

Agree and I also believe these are the idiots that will pass the infection to others as they dont obey the self isolation rule.

Trudy
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Trudy

Why are so many people dying and bringing the world economy to its knees? A flu can be handled with early flu shots, Covid 19 can’t! Good on you to infect other people with your shocking attitude; this is ‘serial killing’ and should incur jail time! You might think differently if you or your loved ones catch it.

Boris
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Boris

Wow, thinking like that when you work in early childhood education…

Anon
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Anon

This is not a simple flu. Its a pandemic crisis. Its ignorant and irresponsible people like you that continue to put others lives at risk by spreading the virus.

Christy
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Christy

Do some research you idiot if you don’t change your routine it could cost someone their life.

Comadrona Smith
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Comadrona Smith

You are an arrogant fool

Geeta
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Geeta

Are you stupid it’s not a simple flu open your eyes and use your brains

Tuffwun
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Tuffwun

Sounds like you should be jailed for the duration with an attitude like that. You would probably have a bizarre reason why so many people are dying ALL around the world. You can also explain to us all why so many freezer trailers are being made available to health services, they’re not for storage of food or booze. Selfish p****

Paxifricus
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Paxifricus

India is in lock-down too, I’m surprised you don’t know that.

Alex mills
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Alex mills

Mate I am reading this and I am in NZ, you are a self centered arsole, and if there was Marshall law, you should be shot on sight

Fred S
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Fred S

Well you’re a selfish c*** then aren’t you.

Eddy
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Eddy

Why don’t they send the state public servants to work from home like the feds have in Canberra?

Sue Donohue
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Sue Donohue

Wait till they test everyday Australians

Sue Donohue
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Sue Donohue

Wait till they test the Everyday Australian

Kim
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Kim

I have been diligently adhering to all directives from the government but as one of the lucky ones who is still employed I am confused as to why they don’t just rip the band-aid off and lock everything down for a few weeks and lessen the time businesses needs to remain closed ?NZ have done it that way. I am certainly no expert and I’m sure there is a valid reason but I haven’t heard anyone state why .