Qld’s COVID-19 situation “stable” as state records 5,795 cases, nine deaths

Queensland has recorded another 5,795 COVID-19 cases and nine deaths in the last 24-hour reporting period.

Of those who died, six were aged in their 70s, two in their 80s and one in their 90s.

Six were in residential aged care.


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Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr John Gerrard, said hospitalisations were remaining stable across the state.

There are 384 people with COVID-19 in our public hospitals, including 33 in ICU. Another 24 patients are in private hospitals.

The number of cases in school-aged children is also stable with 1,702 infections detected in children aged 5-17.

Meanwhile, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she is getting closer to coming up with a plan for the easing of restrictions.

“We’ll definitely let Queenslanders know before the end of the month about what restrictions will be eased,” she said.

“I hope to meet with Dr Gerrard over the next couple of days and we’ll work through what those easing of restrictions will look like.”

It comes as New South Wales and Victoria ease a number of restrictions, including ditching QR codes in a variety of settings.

“New South Wales and Victoria have announced their easing but they were a couple of weeks ahead of us in the wave,” she added.

“I think that’s a fact that needs to be conveyed to the people of this state.

“We’re now coming off this wave, those number are coming down, but don’t forget still we have around 40 per cent of our children that are vaccinated and the wearing of masks is helping to stop some of that transmission.”