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COVID-19 infections in Logan and Scenic Rim increase again

The number of people infected with COVID-19 in Logan and the Scenic Rim has increased again, as Queensland records 9 more deaths related to the virus.

Logan is now sitting at 19,516  cases – a jump of 770  infections overnight, while the Scenic Rim has hit 981 cases – an increase of 48.

Statewide there are 13,551 new COVID-19 cases, with infections across the southeast expected to peak within the next seven days.

There are 89.2 percent of people who are double vaccinated and 52 per cent of eligible people have had their booster.

Chief health officer John Gerrard says two people in their 50s, two in their 70s, three in their 80s and two in their 90s had died with COVID-19.

He says the hospitalisation rate was 889, down from 928 in the preceding 24 hours and he expects the drop to continue.

Doctor Gerard says of the nine deaths two were unvaccinated, one had one dose and the rest were double vaccinated. None had a booster.

There are 15 people on a ventilator and 47 in intensive care units.

More than 1.25 million Queenslanders have now received a booster.

 

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