The number of confirmed cases in the area has remained at 37 since April 1 but details released by Queensland Health show patients in the region have been recovering.
The number of confirmed cases in the area has remained at 37 since April 1 but details released by Queensland Health show patients in the region have been recovering.

The number of active West Moreton cases has rapidly dropped

IT’S been two weeks since the last coronavirus case was detected in the health region that covers the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions.

The number of confirmed cases in the area has remained at 37 since April 1, but details released by Queensland Health show patients in the region are recovering.

In the West Moreton region, 17 patients have made full recoveries from the virus, meaning only 20 of the region’s cases are active.

Of the West Moreton cases, one patient was detected in the Somerset region and one was detected in the Lockyer Valley.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann attributed the stretch without new cases to community members following chief health officer directions and respecting social distancing guidelines.

“It seems we are doing the right thing in trying to control it,” Mr Lehmann said.

“It’s great to see we haven’t had an influx of this virus.”

Before Easter, Mr Lehmann and Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Tanya Milligan urged the community to continue being careful.

“We need to keep doing what we’re doing because it’s obviously working,” Ms Milligan said.

It is unknown whether the patients from the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions are among those who have already recovered.