Hospital admission rates on the Gold Coast appear to be falling

The admission rates for COVID-19 have “very clearly” peaked Gold Coast and began to decline, says Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr. John Gerrard.

Dr. Gerrard said the number of people in the hospital has dropped this week.

“We are now down to 829 people in public hospitals in Queensland,” he said.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr.  John Gerrard
Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr. John Gerrard said the number of people in the hospital has dropped this week. (9 news)

“It was 928 on Tuesday, 889 on Wednesday and 829 today,” said Dr. Gerrard.

“A very marked fall … most of this fall has been on the Gold Coast as expected.

“It has very clearly peaked and is on its way down.”

Dr. Gerrard said the greater Brisbane area and the rest of south-eastern Queensland are approaching the top now.

Queensland has registered 11,600 positive cases of COVID-19 within the last 24 hours.

The state has also reported 15 deaths within the past 24 hours, ranging from people in their 60s to 90s.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said 3986 of the positive cases reported today were detected by rapid antigen testing.

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