The number of people infected with COVID-19 in Logan and the Scenic Rim in the last 24 hours has dropped but Queensland has still recorded another 11,600 new cases and 15 deaths.
Out of the total statewide number Logan is now sitting at 20,104 cases – a jump of 588 infections overnight, while the Scenic Rim has hit 1,014 cases – an increase of 33.
Chief health officer Dr John Gerrard says he’s becoming increasingly optimistic as the Omicron wave peaks.
Dr Gerrard says that of the people who had died there were two people in their 60s, nine in their 80s and four in their 90s.
Four were unvaccinated, four had received one dose, five had received two doses and two had received a booster.
Dr Gerrard says that there are now only 829 people in state public hospitals which is a “significant fall” from previous weeks and credited wide scale vaccination for the reason why the state was tracking so well.
There are now more than 69,000 active cases in the state while 48 people are in intensive care with 15 on ventilators.