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2 August 2021 Queensland COVID-19 Update

The lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

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2 August 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites for Gracemere, Rockhampton and Rookwood Weir

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations at Rockhampton Airport, Gracemere and Rookwood Weir.

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2 August 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites for St Lucia, Kenmore, Toowong and Indooroopilly

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in St Lucia, Kenmore, Toowong and Indooroopilly.

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2 August 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites for Corinda, Graceville and Yeronga

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Corinda, Graceville and Yeronga.

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1 August 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites in Sunnybank, South Brisbane, Spring Hill and public transport routes

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Sunnybank, South Brisbane, Spring Hill and a number of public transport routes.

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1 August 2021 SEQ testing capacity bolstered during lockdown

Queensland Health is increasing its testing capacity to help manage the surge in demand caused by the latest COVID-19 cluster.

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1 August 2021 Queensland COVID-19 update

Lockdown measures are currently in place until 4pm Tuesday and will be reviewed before then.

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31 July 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites in Woolloongabba and Yeerongpilly

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Woolloongabba, Yeerongpilly and public transport routes.

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31 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites in Indooroopilly, East Brisbane, South Brisbane and Mt Gravatt

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Mt Gravatt, South Brisbane, East Brisbane and Indooroopilly. 

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31 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites in Oxley, St Lucia and Jindalee

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Oxley, Jindalee, St Lucia, and some public transport routes.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show sheer scope of Townsville HHS COVID-19 response

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service has tested enough people to fill the Queensland Country Bank stadium three times over and supported 3,790 people (just shy of the population of Ingham) through hotel quarantine since the pandemic began. Raw numbers reveal the scale of the Townsville HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show scope of Darling Downs’ COVID-19 response

Darling Downs Health has tested the equivalent of three-quarters of Toowoomba’s population and quarantined enough people to fill Empire Theatre twice over since the pandemic started. Raw numbers reveal the scale of Darling Downs Health’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show scope of South West Queensland’s COVID-19 response

The South West Hospital and Health Service has tested the equivalent of the population of Roma. Raw numbers reveal the scale of the South West HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show sheer scope of Gold Coast’s COVID-19 response

The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service has tested the equivalent of Coolangatta’s population every week and quarantined enough people to fill Metricon Stadium 1.3 times over since the pandemic started. Raw numbers reveal the scale of Gold Coast HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show sheer scope of Wide Bay HHS’s COVID-19 response

The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service has tested the equivalent of the population of Hervey Bay and quarantined an average of 38 people a week since the pandemic started. Raw numbers reveal the scale of the Wide Bay HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show sheer scope of Torres and Cape’s COVID-19 response

The Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service has tested almost triple the population of Weipa since the pandemic started or about double the number of attendees seen at the Laura Dance Festival. Raw numbers reveal the scale of the Torres and Cape HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show sheer scope of Central West’s COVID-19 response

The Central West Hospital and Health Service has tested the equivalent of the population of Longreach since the pandemic started. Raw numbers reveal the scale of the Central West HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Health staff, services celebrated for five-year achievements

A five-year snapshot of Queensland’s public health system highlights the achievements of hospitals and staff in managing significant increases in emergency department presentations and surgeries.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show sheer scope of North West HHS’s COVID-19 response

The North West Hospital and Health Service has tested almost three times the number of people who attend the annual Dirt and Dust Festival at Julia Creek since the pandemic started. Raw numbers reveal the scale of the North West HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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30 July 2021 Full figures show sheer scope of Central Qld HHS’s COVID-19 response

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service has tested the equivalent of the population of Rockhampton and quarantined an average of 43 people a week since the pandemic started. Raw numbers reveal the scale of Central Queensland HHS’s COVID-19 response.

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Last updated: 31 August 2021