Full figures show sheer scope of COVID-19 response
30 July 2021
Queensland has tested the equivalent of 1.5 times the population of Brisbane and quarantined enough people to fill Suncorp Stadium four times over.
Raw numbers reveal the scale of the state’s COVID-19 response.
Since the Australia’s first case was confirmed on 25 January 2020, Queensland has recorded 1,793 cases, with 1,720 recovered and 43 active.
“Almost 80 per cent our cases have been acquired overseas, with a large portion detected in quarantine,” Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said.
“And the majority of our locally-acquired cases were safely isolating while they were infectious, instead of risking the health of others in the community, which is a fantastic result.”
Sadly, the virus has claimed the lives of seven people in Queensland.
Dr Young said the responsible actions of Queenslanders undoubtedly prevented more tragedies.
“I’m not exaggerating when I say Queenslanders have saved lives by getting tested when needed, quarantining at home when they’re unwell and wearing masks when required,” she said.
“We often see people in other countries – sometimes even other states – flouting public health directions or ignoring the advice of their health officials.
“We don’t see that in Queensland. People here have a strong sense of responsibility, not just for themselves, but for others.
“Lockdowns are unpleasant for everyone but Queenslanders understand they can be effective in preventing a potential long-term crisis – three days of inconvenience can avoid three months of anguish.
“Our testing is exemplary – we have completed 3,356,068 tests on 1,982,940 people.”
Dr Young said Queensland’s vaccine roll-out had progressed well given the nation’s issues sourcing supplies.
“Queensland Health’s clinics have administered 887,335 vaccinations, including 761,539 Pfizer doses and 125,796 AstraZeneca doses,” Dr Young said.
“We’ve done extremely well so far but we need to remain vigilant if we are to avoid a mass outbreak, especially now there are mutations of the virus like the highly contagious Delta variant.
“Getting vaccinated is key to achieving a life that is not dominated by COVID-19. It’s the best way to protect ourselves against this virus.
“I urge anyone who has not yet had their shots to book an appointment as soon as they possibly can and to please be patient if there are supply issues.”
As of 29 July 2021, Queensland has:
- Had 209,094 people receive a quarantine notice, including more than 100,000 in hotel quarantine
- 804 females and 987 males tests positive to COVID-19
- Age breakdown of COVID-19 cases:
- 62 aged 0-9
- 73 aged 10-19
- 394 aged 20-29
- 346 aged 30-39
- 281 aged 40-49
- 249 aged 50-59
- 233 aged 60-69
- 132 aged 70-79
- 21 aged 80-89