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Six new Queensland Covid-19 deaths

Six people - including one in their 20s - have died in Queensland as a result of Covid in the last 24 hours. All had been vaccinated, but also had severe underlying conditions, according to the state's Chief Health Officer.. There's also been a 10 percent increase in the numbers being...

Qld Covid peak two weeks away as state records 23,630 cases, three deaths

  Queensland has recorded 23,630 new COVID-19 cases and sadly three more deaths as the peak of the Omicron wave is still two weeks away. The new cases include 10,182 self-reported positive rapid antigen tests. Two of the three people who died were in their 70s, and the other was in their 60s. None...

Queensland's top baby names of 2021 revealed

  Isla is the new queen of baby girl names in Queensland after overtaking long-running favourite Charlotte in 2021 while Oliver continues a nine-year streak at the top of the list.. In revealing the top baby names of last year, Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said it was the first time that Isla had...

Man injured after car flips in Branyan

A man has had to be looked over at hospital after the car he was in rolled in Branyan. Paramedics treated the man in his 60s at around 6:30pm on Childers Road last night. He was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition. #Bargara - A patient was transported to Bundaberg Base...

Queensland records six COVID-19 deaths and 14,914 new cases

Queensland has recorded six deaths from COVID-19 - the single deadliest day for Queensland during the pandemic - as the Premier lifts domestic border restrictions from 1am Saturday. Queensland has reported 14,914 cases, 556 people in hospital, 26 in ICU and 10 on ventilators. Two of the deaths were people in their...

Pharmacy staff plead for patience as demand for RATs explodes

Frontline Queensland pharmacy staff are fielding hundreds of calls each day from desperate patients seeking rapid antigen tests. There has been a spike in demand across regional Queensland pharmacies with rapid antigen tests, vaccines for booster shots and vaccines for paediatric age groups placing a strain on already tired staff. Chris Owen,...

Golf clubs, power tools stolen in series of Bundy break and enters

  Bundaberg police are investigating a series of break and enters across Bargara and Burnett Heads. Power tools, bicycles and golf clubs are just some of the items stolen, after thieves broke into cars and homes at the weekend. Officers say overnight on Friday January 7, a vehicle was broken into while parked...

Major supermarkets welcome staff quarantine exemption amid supply challenges

The major supermarkets have welcomed changes that allow close contacts to continue to work across Queensland. Workers deemed as “critically essential” can leave quarantine to perform their roles if they have no COVID symptoms and are fully vaccinated. Staff must wear a mask, travel to and from work in private transport, get...

Unvaxxed nine times more likely to end up in hospital than triple-vaxxed: CHO

  Unvaccinated Queenslanders are nine times more likely to end up in hospital with Covid than those who are triple-vaxxed, the chief health officer says. Queensland has recorded 22,069 new Covid-19 cases, 525 patients in hospital with 30 people in intensive care and eight on ventilators. Dr Gerrard says the evidence is clear...

Australian bowler surprises young North Bundy Cricket Club players

Two North Bundaberg Cricket Club players have been left starstruck, receiving a call from Australian Cricket bowler Michael Neser with some good news for the club. The local cricket organisation has secured funding through Cricket Australia's Grassroots Cricket Fund, with thousands of dollars going towards upgrading its facilities. Teenagers Matthew Parker and...

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