Numbers of Cases of the FLU in Queensland


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Flu in Queensland 2019.

The Queensland Premier has announced that there has only been 5,918 cases of the Flu by 10th August this year, in Queensland. This compares to about 41,928, for the same period in 2019, according to figures from www.health.qld.gov.au/…/reports/flu

During this period Queensland has also had 1,091 cases of COVID-19.

This results in a combined figure of 5,918 (Flu) + 1,091 (Covid-19) = 7,009 cases in 2020
This compares to the 41,928, for the same period in 2019.

1 January to 10th August Flu and COVID in QLD.

  • 2020: COVID-19 + Influenza = 7,009 cases
  • 2019: Influenza = 41,928 cases. (see chart below)

Queensland’s peak flu season usually runs from July to October.

Queensland Health also confirmed 264 people died as a direct result of contracting influenza in 2019, with 68,148 lab-confirmed cases of the disease officially recorded.

Queensland has recorded 6 deaths from COVID-19 up to 17th August 2020.  As at 25 June 2020, there were no reported Flu deaths.


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Flu and COVID-19 deaths in Queensland.

  • 2020: COVID-19 + Influenza = 6 (so far)
  • 2019: Influenza = 264

5 year (2015-2019) mean averages for Influenza (Flu) in Queensland have been:.

  • Cases: 19,658 compared to 5,934 in 2020 so far.
  • Hospital admissions: 1,665 compared to 307 in 2020 so far.
  • ICU admissions: 215 compared to 28 in 2020 so far.

Flu in Queensland 2019.

Numbers of cases of Influenza in Queensland in 2019.

W/Ended Cases Cumulative
06/01/19 440 440
13/01/19 534 974
20/01/19 460 1,434
27/01/19 375 1,809
03/02/19 458 2,267
10/02/19 491 2,758
17/02/19 553 3,311
24/02/19 470 3,781
03/03/19 470 4,251
10/03/19 480 4,731
17/03/19 564 5,295
24/03/19 653 5,948
31/03/19 816 6,764
07/04/19 865 7,629
14/04/19 826 8,455
21/04/19 538 8,993
28/04/19 515 9,508
05/05/19 526 10,034
12/05/19 516 10,550
19/05/19 771 11,321
26/05/19 886 12,207
02/06/19 1,005 13,212
09/06/19 1,429 14,641
16/06/19 2,113 16,754
23/06/19 2,108 18,862
30/06/19 2,631 21,493
07/07/19 2,779 24,272
14/07/19 2,364 26,636
21/07/19 2,650 29,286
28/07/19 3,942 33,228
04/08/19 4,272 37,500
11/08/19 4,428 41,928
18/08/19 4,492 46,420
25/08/19 4,487 50,907
01/09/19 4,215 55,122
08/09/19 3,205 58,327
15/09/19 2,737 61,064
22/09/19 2,359 63,423
29/09/19 1,557 64,980
06/10/19 766 65,746
13/10/19 389 66,135

Source: 2019: Statewide weekly influenza surveillance report (PDF, 716KB)

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