Qld COVID cases today: Borderless Queensland reports nearly 20,000 new infections as deaths double

Queensland has 19,709 new cases, six deaths and more than 640 COVID patients treated in hospitals as the state wakes up with an open border.

The six deaths, which doubled from the three fatalities reported on Friday, included a 20-year-old, one in 70, two in 80 and one in 90.

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Of the nearly 20,000 new cases, 6087 reported were from RAT.

There was a slight increase in the number of intensive care units, with 46 patients treated – five more patients compared to 41 on Friday. There are more than 640 hospitalizations statewide.

“We express our condolences to those who have lost loved ones in their lives – any death is a tragedy and to experience it during a pandemic is heartbreaking,” Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said Friday.

The state now has 187,037 active cases to handle.

Of the eligible population, 91.48% have received their first COVID vaccine and 88.51% are fully vaxxed.

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