Queensland in third wave of COVID-19 wave

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 Queensland in third wave of COVID-19 wave

The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says that Queensland is in the third wave of COVID.

Ms Palaszczuk made an announcement at the Ekka on Tuesday, with hospitalisation numbers falling steadily since last month.

She said that we had a peak around July 25 that's excellent news.

Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said the news came much earlier than predicted by national modelling.

Queenslanders have responded to national advice and we believe that this fantastic result is because of this. He said that people should be urged to get boosters, stay at home when sick, take anti-viral medicines and wear a mask in indoor crowded environments.

Queenslanders are still being urged to get their booster shots and wear a mask when they are indoors.

He said main indicator numbers, including hospitalisations and active cases, had fallen by 45 per cent or more since July 26.

At the moment, 667 people are in hospital with the disease, compared to 1,123 at the peak of the wave.

Gerrard said there are still 26 patients in the intensive care unit.

There were only 2,504 new cases today, and there are 35,482 active cases.

That's a 47 per cent decrease from July 26's peak of 66,569.