Full extent of Gold Coast’s COVID response revealed – myGC.com.au

The Queensland Govt has launched new figures appearing the massive toll the COVID disaster has had on our frontline well being products and services.

The Gold Coast Medical institution and Well being Provider has examined the similar of Coolangatta’s inhabitants each week and quarantined sufficient folks to fill Metricon Stadium 1.three times over because the pandemic began.

A whopping 428,749 checks were carried out on 233,165 folks in our town and had 34,022 folks obtain a quarantine realize.


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281 sure circumstances were recorded at the Gold Coast.

Seven folks have misplaced their lives in Queensland together with one individual at the Coast.

“Round 80 consistent with cent of Queensland’s circumstances were obtained out of the country, with a big portion detected in quarantine,” Leader Well being Officer Dr Jeannette Younger mentioned.

“And nearly all of our locally-acquired circumstances had been safely separating whilst they had been infectious, as a substitute of risking the well being of others locally.”

CEO of Gold Coast Well being, Ron Calvert, mentioned the isolation amenities at Gold Coast College Medical institution had served the group effectively.

“This medical institution was once designed with negative-pressure isolation rooms on devoted wards and the emergency division,” Mr Calvert mentioned.

“We have now been well-equipped to regard no longer handiest Gold Coasters however sufferers from different portions of Queensland and Papua New Guinea.”

Dr Younger mentioned Queensland’s vaccine roll-out had advanced effectively given the country’s problems sourcing provides.

98,659 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered at the Gold Coast as of July 29 together with 94,296 Pfizer doses and four,363 AstraZeneca doses.

“I applaud the keenness and willingness of Gold Coasters to get vaccinated,” Mr Calvert mentioned.

“We delivered Queensland’s first vaccination right here and our new vaccination hub at Broadbeach is operating to a complete appointment time table to stay the Gold Coast group secure.”