Covid cases drop over Xmas

QUEENSLAND Health is encouraged by a fall in the state’s reported positive COVID-19 cases as the festive season comes to an end.

Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard said it was reassuring to see reported case numbers drop 30% between late December and early January.

On December 20, 2022 Queensland recorded over 15,325 active cases compared to our post-Christmas of 10,696 on January 4, 2023.

Dr Gerrard said Queensland’s COVID-19 traffic light system would remain on amber as a result, and that Queensland Health would continue to monitor key COVID-19 metrics to inform its response to the illness. These metrics are critical to identifying at-risk groups and providing accurate advice.