Queensland has recorded a slight drop in COVID-19 cases today, with less people getting tested over Christmas being attributed to the dip.
There’s been 714 new infections detected in the past 24 hours, down from the 765 cases recorded on Christmas Day.
It comes after 29,918 people came forward for testing, less than the previous day’s testing total of 33,971.
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Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said he expects cases to spike again in the next few days.
There are just seven people in hospital with COVID-19 symptoms, a stat that has left even the state’s top doctor surprised.
However, he did reveal that t
Of the cases in Queensland, around 75 per cent are the Omicron strain, while 25 per cent are Delta.
There are currently 93 people in hospital, however, only seven have COVID-19 symptoms and none are in ICU or on ventilators.
Around 714 cases are being managed at home with mild symptoms.
The Chief Health Officer also used today’s press conference to make a specific call for pregnant women to get vaccinated.
“Covid-19 is a very bad infection to get during pregnancy, it’s bad for the mother and it’s bad for the unborn baby,” Dr Gerrard said.
He said both