Redlands, Logan COVID-19 cases up by five since April. Alex Hills respiratory clinic testing numbers double.

COVID: The Alexandra Hills respiratory clinic has seen about 20 patients per day.
COVID: The Alexandra Hills respiratory clinic has seen about 20 patients per day.

THE Metro South area has half of all Queensland's active COVID-19 patients but reports of new cases in Logan and the Redlands have slowed, with five confirmed across the regions in the past month.

Of the state's 12 active cases, six are in Metro South, which covers Logan, Beaudesert, the Redlands and south Brisbane.

Since the end of April, the Redlands has seen one new COVID-19 case, taking its total to 21.

Queensland Health reported that the newest case was overseas-acquired, similar to the vast majority of Redlands cases.

In the same period, Logan's number of cases grew by four to 46.

Of these, 29 caught the virus overseas, 15 locally and two interstate.

The Scenic Rim has so far seen four coronavirus cases, with no new cases reported since the state government first released its region-specific data last month.

The state's six COVID-19 deaths have been in the Darling Downs, Metro North and Sunshine Coast.

Meanwhile, about 20 COVID-19 tests are being conducted per day at the federally-funded Alexandra Hills respiratory clinic, up from about eight a day last month.

None of the clinic's tests have come back positive.

The clinic has reportedly been well-received by the community and local GPs.

Respiratory clinics test people with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath.

Clinics operate at Alexandra Hills and Shailer Park, and one for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their close family members is at Logan Central.

Fever clinics at Redland and Logan hospitals are testing patients with more severe symptoms.

It comes as Queensland prepares to further ease COVID-19 restrictions, with Stage 2 of the state government's roadmap set to kick off on June 12.

Since restrictions began, Redlands and Logan MPs, as well as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, have generally praised residents' adherence to social distancing rules.

Students in years 2 to 10 joined other students back at school yesterday, but Ms Palaszczuk said Queenslanders should remain cautious.

"We are not out of the woods yet, we need to take each day as it comes, each week as it comes, and we'll keep our fingers crossed that Queenslanders will continue to flatten that curve," she said.

She said there would be more talks this week with the hospitality industry about venues catering for more than 20 patrons - with an approved COVID Safe plan.

Jimboomba GP Dev Kawol said strict measures in place at doctors' surgeries, and the implementation of telephone and video consultations were helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, along with a dash of common sense from patients and the community.

Dr Kawol said his face-to-face patient numbers had been down as people took the threat seriously.