Qld records 17,445 new cases and three further deaths

Queensland’s case numbers have kept steady over the weekend with another 17,445 cases picked up overnight.

It’s a slight dip on yesterday’s number of 19,703 and 23,617 from the day before.

There are now over 200,000 active infections across the whole of the Sunshine State.


Sadly, there were three further deaths overnight, including a person in their 60s, someone in their 80 and someone aged 103 years-old.

Of the deaths, two had received just one dose of the vaccine while the third was double vaccinated.

“All of these individuals had significant, other medical conditions,” Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said in Sunday’s Covid-19 press conference.

“I use this opportunity to remind everyone of boosted vaccination.”

670 people are receiving treatment in hospital, along with 49 people in ICU and 16 are on a ventilator.

“To give you a sense of that, 670 beds is roughly the equivalent of a major teaching hospital, there are 50,689 COVID can patients at home been taken care of at home,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.

The Gold Coast University Hospital still has the highest number of patients in intensive care.

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