Scenic Rim records just five COVID cases across entire pandemic but warning issued on Delta strain amid concerns on Christmas holiday outbreak

THE Scenic Rim has done well during the coronavirus crisis, with data showing just five cases have been recorded since the pandemic took hold about 18 months ago.

PROTECTED: A masked woman walks through Cleveland. Redlands has fared well during the coronavirus pandemic, recording just 32 cases. Photo: Jordan Crick

PROTECTED: A masked woman walks through Cleveland. Redlands has fared well during the coronavirus pandemic, recording just 32 cases. Photo: Jordan Crick

That is well below the number of cases detected in other LGAs like Logan, Gold Coast and Brisbane, and makes up less than 0.25 per cent of the more than 2000 total cases recorded in Queensland.

The data, released by Queensland Health, comes as federal vaccine statistics reveal more than 30 per cent of Beaudesert residents are fully vaccinated, while more than 47 per cent have had one jab.

It comes amid ongoing warnings that it is inevitable the Delta strain will enter Queensland because of high case numbers in New South Wales.

A total of 78 cases have been detected at Logan, 255 at Gold Coast and 850 in Brisbane.

Redlands had a COVID scare when an infected person visited a Cold Rock ice cream parlour and Woolworths at Cleveland during the greater Brisbane three-day lockdown in March.

Bowman MP Andrew Laming said the state's lagging vaccination rate was leaving Queensland vulnerable to an outbreak over Christmas.

Wealth, location and a largely English-speaking community meant Redlands had been well placed to avoid outbreaks.

"But Delta has confounded governments everywhere and with Queensland now 20 per cent behind NSW in first jab rate, we are likely to be vulnerable to an outbreak over the Christmas peak holiday period," he said.

"The Queensland Chief Health Officer's attack on AstraZeneca, slow-motion hubs taking weeks for a jab appointment and failing to order up to 12,000 Pfizer jabs allocated to Queensland is the ugly side of the response."