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Monday, March 27, 2023

CHO issues mask mandate warning after Queensland records seven more COVID deaths

Queensland has recorded another seven COVID-19 deaths and 5,440 new cases in the latest reporting period.

Health authorities said of the 333 people who were in the state’s public hospitals, 27 were in intensive care.

Six of those who died were in aged care and all were aged over 60.

Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said today marked one month since Queensland reached its hospitalisation peak.

“On January 25th, Queensland had 928 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 51 in intensive care,” he said.

“Today there are just 333 in our public hospitals, 27 of whom are in intensive care.”

A further 17 people were in private hospitals with the virus, of which, three were in intensive care.

Dr Gerrard said the number of new cases in school-aged children had decreased for the second day in a row.

There were 1,396 new cases in children aged between five and 17, down from 1,924 yesterday.

“These numbers will fluctuate daily but the main thing is we are not seeing a substantial surge in school-aged children,” Dr Gerrard said.

Queensland prepares for easing of mask rules

Dr Gerrard said the government was “expecting ongoing transmission of this virus” heading into winter and will be watching to see what happens in southern states.

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