Forest Lake-Ellen Grove Among South-west Brisbane Areas With High Covid-19 Numbers

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Did you know that Forest Lake-Ellen Grove area is among the South-west Brisbane areas with the highest number of COVID-19 cases? 


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Based on data from Queensland Health from 13 December 2021 to 26 January 2022, the area has recorded 1,727 cases. Nearby areas such as Acacia Ridge and Goodna recorded fewer cases, with 1,255 cases and 898 cases respectively. 

As of the latest census, the 4078 postcode which covers Forest Lake-Ellen Grove has a population of around 27,488.

Just this January 2022, seven residents from an aged care provider in Forest Lake had died with the virus, after the nursing home was linked with 130 cases, including 77 residents and 53 staff.

Meanwhile, here’s an overview of some areas around South Brisbane, from 13 Dec 2021 to 26 Jan 2022

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Brisbane SuburbCovid-19 Cases
Inala-Richlands2719
Forest Lake-Ellen Grove1727
Acacia Ridge 1255
Goodna898
Pallara-Willawong780
Wacol675
Durack466
Camira-Gailes462

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Queensland ended all domestic border restrictions as of 15 Jan 2022, removing the need for border passes and the presentation of negative COVID-19 test results for anyone entering the state. 

Although unvaccinated individuals no longer have to present quarantine requirements, establishments will still require proof of vaccination from their customers.

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As of 26 Jan 2022, Queensland’s new COVID cases were 9,974 with 818 patients undergoing hospital treatment and 54 patients currently in the ICU. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic up to 26 January, the state has had 379,793 cases in total. Queensland has administered over 3.5 million doses, which accounts for 89.3 per cent of fully vaccinated individuals.