Covid: State downgrades Covid alert system, QLD

Queensland’s fourth wave of Covid is officially over, with the state moving into a green alert environment.

Acting Premier Steven Miles announced the change to the state’s traffic light system on Wednesday.

The state has reported a 39 percent decrease in active cases this month.

“It will bring us back to pre-wave levels in early November,” Miles told reporters.

There were just over 9,000 new cases reported in the week of January 13 and 437 people were treated in hospital.

There are only nine people receiving treatment in intensive care units across the state.

Queensland will now be downgraded from amber to a green alert setting after almost two months of rising Covid cases.

This indicates that there are low rates of community transmission and that the state is no longer in a wave of Covid-19.

Queenslanders are advised to continue to stay home if they are sick, stay up-to-date on vaccinations and maintain good hygiene.

Masks should only be worn if required by a healthcare provider, site or home.

If you experience symptoms of Covid-19, it is important to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) and report it through the Queensland Government website.

The state is believed to have reached the peak of the latest wave of the pandemic on December 20 when 16,000 cases were reported.

Around 80% of Queenslanders are believed to have contracted the virus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Originally published as Queensland’s fourth wave of Covid is over after massive drop in cases, Acting Premier reports

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