New detailed data on coronavirus cases in Queensland has revealed the majority of people diagnosed with the virus are those aged between 20 and 29.
For the first time since the crisis began, Queensland Health has given us a greater insight into the cases in our area, with some surprising details revealed.
While the general consensus is that the demographic most likely to contract the disease is the elderly, the figures have revealed otherwise.
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In Queensland, 236 people aged between just 20 and 29 have tested positive to the virus, with 150 of those women and 86 of those men.
That’s 70 more people than the 60-69-year-old age bracket, which came in at second with 166 cases.
It was followed by those aged between 30-39, with 158 people in that age bracket diagnosed.
The new detailed data also revealed that of the Gold Coast’s 190 cases, health officials still haven’t been able to trace the source of six of them.
Interestingly, almost 9,200 Gold Coasters have been ordered to quarantine since the outbreak began, with 474 residents still in isolation.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the data, which is only broken down by local government areas, not by suburb, gives communities more oversight of their local cases.
“We know the COVID-19 situation is changing daily which is why we prioritised building this data site to keep Queenslanders informed,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
According to the data, majority of the cases (785) in Queensland were acquired overseas, while 170 people contracted the virus locally after coming into contact with a confirmed case.
It comes after Queensland today recorded zero new cases of the virus for the second time this week.
“The people of Queensland have followed the health advice which has directly impacted the ability and success of Queensland flattening the curve,” Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said on Wednesday.
“Here in Queensland our response to COVID-19 has put us in a better position than many countries around the world.
“We have some of the highest testing rates in the world and have been recording data since day one.”
The new detailed data released today can be found online here.