Acute respiratory infection surveillance reporting

Number of persons hospitalised with COVID-19, Influenza, RSV  in Queensland

Number of persons hospitalised with COVID-19, Influenza or RSV in Queensland since 1 January 2023

Acute Respiratory Infections

Number of persons hospitalised with COVID-19 in Queensland since 1 January 2023

COVID hospitalisations

Number of persons hospitalised with Influenza in Queensland since 1 January 2023

Flu hospitalisations

Number of persons hospitalised with RSV in Queensland since 1 January 2023

RSV hospitalisations

Number of First Nations persons hospitalised with COVID-19, Influenza or RSV in Queensland since 1 January 2023

Number of First Nations People hospitalised with COVID

Data extracted at 26 February 2024

  1. 224 people were in hospital with COVID-19, most (73%) were aged 65 years or more.
  2. In the last week, there has been 1,371 people diagnosed with COVID-19 including 486 (35%) who were aged 65 years or more.
  3. 48 people were in hospital with Influenza, most (71%) were aged 65 years or more.
  4. In the last week, there has been 493 people diagnosed with Influenza including 88 (18%) who were aged 65 years or more.
  5. 52 people were in hospital with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), including 21 (40%) who were aged under 5 years.
  6. In the last week, there has been 578 people diagnosed with RSV including 280 (48%) who were aged under 5 years.

Number of COVID-19 cases reported for the week ending 25 February 2024 by age group and HHS of residence

HHS
All
under 5
5 to 17
18 to 64
65 to 74
75 plus
Torres and Cape
5
0
1
2
2
0
Cairns and Hinterland
42
4
1
23
6
8
North West
9
1
0
8
0
0
Townsville
66
4
5
37
6
14
Mackay
36
1
1
27
2
5
Central Queensland
46
5
2
22
8
9
Central West
2
2
0
0
0
0
Wide Bay
74
0
6
26
15
27
Sunshine Coast
90
2
9
27
19
33
Metro North
297
28
23
154
30
62
Metro South
363
20
30
194
34
85
Darling Downs
57
3
2
33
7
12
West Moreton
118
14
7
67
11
19
South West
18
1
0
14
1
2
Gold Coast
148
8
12
59
20
49
Queensland
1,371
93
99
693
161
325

Number of persons in hospital with COVID-19 by age group and HHS of residence – snapshot on 25 February 2024

HHS
All
under 5
5 to 17
18 to 64
65 to 74
75 plus
Torres and Cape
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cairns and Hinterland
9
0
0
2
1
6
North West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Townsville
11
0
0
0
3
8
Mackay
5
0
0
2
0
3
Central Queensland
12
0
0
5
3
4
Central West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Wide Bay
29
0
0
5
11
13
Sunshine Coast
20
0
1
3
7
9
Metro North
48
0
0
15
5
28
Metro South
44
0
0
13
4
27
Darling Downs
13
0
0
5
2
6
West Moreton
8
0
0
3
2
3
South West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gold Coast
21
0
0
6
2
13
Queensland
220
0
1
59
40
120

Number of influenza cases reported for the week ending 25 February 2024 by age group and HHS of residence

HHS
All
under 5
5 to 17
18 to 64
65 to 74
75 plus
Torres and Cape
6
0
1
3
2
0
Cairns and Hinterland
50
6
13
15
11
5
North West
3
0
0
3
0
0
Townsville
33
4
3
18
2
6
Mackay
29
7
5
17
0
0
Central Queensland
43
3
14
17
1
8
Central West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Wide Bay
9
0
3
3
2
1
Sunshine Coast
17
0
6
8
1
2
Metro North
77
5
17
46
5
4
Metro South
142
7
34
80
10
11
Darling Downs
4
1
0
2
0
1
West Moreton
24
4
2
16
2
0
South West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gold Coast
56
5
12
25
8
6
Queensland
493
42
110
253
44
44

Number of persons in hospital with influenza by age group and HHS of residence – snapshot on 25 February 2024

HHS
All
under 5
5 to 17
18 to 64
65 to 74
75 plus
Torres and Cape
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cairns and Hinterland
11
0
0
2
6
3
North West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Townsville
6
0
0
2
1
3
Mackay
0
0
0
0
0
0
Central Queensland
1
0
0
0
0
1
Central West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Wide Bay
1
0
0
1
0
0
Sunshine Coast
2
0
0
0
1
1
Metro North
5
0
0
1
3
1
Metro South
17
0
2
3
3
9
Darling Downs
0
0
0
0
0
0
West Moreton
2
0
0
1
1
0
South West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gold Coast
3
0
1
1
0
1
Queensland
48
0
3
11
15
19

Number of RSV cases reported for the week ending 25 February 2024 by age group and HHS of residence

HHS
All
under 5
5 to 17
18 to 64
65 to 74
75 plus
Torres and Cape
3
1
1
1
0
0
Cairns and Hinterland
50
29
4
10
2
5
North West
1
1
0
0
0
0
Townsville
26
14
3
4
2
3
Mackay
14
7
1
3
2
1
Central Queensland
15
7
1
3
0
4
Central West
1
0
0
0
0
1
Wide Bay
9
1
0
3
3
2
Sunshine Coast
57
32
5
7
7
6
Metro North
108
59
10
25
3
11
Metro South
170
73
22
49
10
16
Darling Downs
18
8
0
8
1
1
West Moreton
28
14
3
9
0
2
South West
1
0
0
1
0
0
Gold Coast
77
34
14
16
4
9
Queensland
578
280
64
139
34
61

Number of persons in hospital with RSV by age group and HHS of residence  - snapshot on 25 February 2024

HHS
All
under 5
5 to 17
18 to 64
65 to 74
75 plus
Torres and Cape
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cairns and Hinterland
3
1
0
0
1
1
North West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Townsville
6
5
0
0
1
0
Mackay
1
0
0
0
1
0
Central Queensland
1
0
0
0
0
1
Central West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Wide Bay
4
0
0
1
1
2
Sunshine Coast
7
5
1
1
0
0
Metro North
7
2
0
2
0
3
Metro South
10
5
0
1
2
2
Darling Downs
2
1
0
0
0
1
West Moreton
3
1
0
2
0
0
South West
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gold Coast
8
1
0
1
1
5
Queensland
52
21
1
8
7
15

This report includes notifications for Queensland residents diagnosed with COVID-19, influenza or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Queensland. Overseas and interstate residents diagnosed in Queensland and individuals with an address not yet assigned to an HHS, are excluded from this report.

The number of persons hospitalised is a count of persons known to have the acute respiratory illness and to have been in a Queensland public hospital on that day.

Data are current at the time of this report. The total number of notifications may change day to day due to regular data quality activities and because additional cases have been notified to Queensland Health. This is a normal feature of live surveillance data.

Daily influenza report

Reporting ended 1 September 2023. This report is the final one for 2023.

Daily report on influenza cases in Queensland (PDF 112 kB)

Weekly influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and COVID-19

Queensland Health publishes weekly surveillance reports for influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and COVID-19 to monitor trends from a number of perspectives, including laboratory confirmed notifications and hospitalisations

Additional influenza information for health professionals.

Additional COVID-19 information.

Contact us if you have queries about Queensland reports or require copies of earlier Queensland reports.

Weekly cumulative surveillance reports

As the influenza season has ended this report will no longer be updated weekly. A final report, including data from 1 January to 31 December 2023, will be published early in 2024.

2023 Statewide weekly influenza and RSV surveillance report(PDF 2611 kB)

The COVID-19 surveillance report will no longer be updated weekly. A final report, including data from 1 January to 31 December 2023, will be published early in 2024.

2023 Statewide weekly COVID-19 surveillance report (PDF 381 kB)

Previous years

Final reports for previous years:

Annual reports

Commencing in 2016, Queensland Health will produce an annual report providing a descriptive data summary of the most recent influenza season in Queensland.

Download the report on Influenza in Queensland – 2013 - 2018 (PDF, 1MB)

Last updated: 27 January 2010