Qld is predicted to reach the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak in the coming weeks

Last month was Australia’s deadliest since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 1,772 deaths across the country.

Australia has recorded an additional 275,335 Covid-19 cases and 620 deaths in the past seven days, according to Covid Live.

However, the average weekly number of new cases nationwide has been declining since July 24.

Victoria peaked last Tuesday with 11,783 cases, a number that has dropped every day since then, while cases in New South Wales have been falling since Thursday.

Influenza peaked in May and then declined, suggesting that the worst of the Australian winter may be behind us.

Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk told the Today show Tuesday that in-depth modeling suggests her condition will peak at the end of August.

There were 4,303 new cases in Queensland on Monday, with 782 people being treated in hospital.

This is a significant reduction from 1,023 cases at the hospital last Wednesday.

“What we have been seeing over the past couple of days is a decrease in the number of hospitalizations of people with Covid and the flu,” Ms Palaschuk said.

“We’re going to keep an eye on it over the next few days and fingers crossed we may have gotten through the worst, but time will tell.”

The Queensland premier said the pressure on the state’s hospital systems was not isolated but part of a national crisis.

In Victoria, 802 people are in hospital with Covid-19, and in New South Wales, a whopping 2,289 cases are being treated in hospital.

Ms Palaszczuk reminded Australians that there are simple steps in place to reduce the spread of the virus within society.

“Let me say very seriously, I encourage people to wear masks and get their boosters, wear masks indoors and where they can socially distance,” she said.

“If you’re sick, stay home and don’t go to work.”

Originally published as Qld is predicted to reach the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak in the coming weeks