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Massive surge in COVID-19 at Logan

The number of COVID-19 cases in Logan continues to rise, as the city records over 9,000 cases on Queensland’s deadliest day of the pandemic. 

According to the Queensland Government, 9,568 cases have been reported in the city, including 1,112 cases overnight, while the number of cases in the Scenic Rim continues to steadily climb, with 366 cases recorded, including 30 overnight.

Queensland has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far with six deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

Prior to those six, the state had recorded only seven deaths in the first two years of the pandemic.

It comes as Logan Hospital Emergency Department reports an increase in the number of people presenting for the treatment of COVID-19.

A Metro South Health Spokesperson says the influx of people is on top of the Emergency Department’s usually high demand.

“A number of our staff are also impacted by COVID-19, and as a result we are experiencing increased emergency department waiting times.

 

“We will continue to treat the most urgent cases first.

 

“Please do not attend the emergency department unless it is an emergency.”

If you have received a positive result to a RAT or PCR test, you do not need to come to Emergency unless you are very unwell, with issues such as:
  • breathless when saying short sentences while resting
  • it is suddenly hard to breathe or your breathing has gotten worse
  • you are coughing up blood
  • you have a rash that looks like small bruises or bleeding under the skin
  • if you collapse or feint
  • if you stop urinating or are urinating much less than usual
  • if you re agitated, confused or very drowsy.

 

In the past 24 hours, Queensland has recorded 14,914 new COVID-19 cases, including 12,102 PCR test cases and 2,812 Rapid Antigen Test cases.

 

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