Details have been revealed about Queensland’s fourth-highest variety of triple-0 calls obtained in a single day.
Queensland recorded its fourth-highest variety of triple-0 requires a single day on Monday, as Covid-19 continues to unleash havoc on the state.
Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath stated in a press convention on Tuesday there have been 3,789 calls made for an ambulance on Monday, prompting Telstra to incorporate a message advising folks of the excessive demand.
“Telstra initiated a pre-approved recorded voice message advising people that there was a high demand, and that if it was a health issue, and it was not an emergency, that they should ring 13 Health instead,” she stated.
“I’m being advised this morning that Telstra has never initiated this pre-approved call for the Queensland Ambulance Service in Queensland before. That is the extent of the demand.”
The 32 per cent improve in calls was final seen again in January throughout the state’s first Omicron wave.
“I don’t know any hospital system in the country that can prepare for a 30 to 40 per cent increase on a single given day,” she stated.
The recorded name system was turned off in Queensland at 10pm.
Investigations into what triggered the surprising improve are ongoing.
The state recorded 7882 new Covid circumstances and 6 deaths previously 24 hour reporting interval.
There are presently 54,818 energetic circumstances throughout Queensland – 572 individuals are in hospital, 16 of whom are in intensive care.
Ms D’Ath stated the state is coming off the second wave of Omicron as youngster infections plummet by greater than half.
“What we have seen with Omicron in the second wave is, as we expected, the case numbers are starting to come down in the community, which is great news,” she stated.
The Minister stated the state was ready till the height of the newest Covid-19 wave had handed earlier than shut contact guidelines.
Originally revealed as Queensland: Concern over baffling triple-0 name spike