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Covid Australia: Queensland records 7,588 new cases as virus spreads through aged care homes


Queensland records 7,588 new Covid cases and 10 deaths as the virus continues to spread in aged care homes










Queensland has recorded 7,588 new coronavirus cases as the virus continues to spread rapidly through the state’s aged care homes.

The Sunshine State also reported 10 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours.   

Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard said Queensland’s infection rate was declining – with Monday’s number of new cases 43.8 per cent lower than the 13,511 reported on January 26.  

‘The trends are going down and going in the right direction today,’ he said.

However there are 868 patients being treated for Covid in the state’s hospitals – up from 821 on Monday. 

Of the 202 Covid-19 deaths in Queensland, 107 have been among aged care residents. 

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath called for the federal government to accelerate the rollout of booster vaccines in the aged care sector, saying many residents were dying from the virus before being getting the chance to roll up their sleeve. 

Queensland recorded 7,588 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths with the virus on Tuesday. Pictured are masked pedestrians in Brisbane on January 30

Queensland recorded 7,588 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths with the virus on Tuesday. Pictured are masked pedestrians in Brisbane on January 30

‘We don’t know how many had been visited for boosters or how many residents have received their booster compared to the total aged care population,’ she said.

More to come 

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