Recorded 1,020 new cases of COVID-19 in Canberra, booster vaccination rate reached 26.8 percent. Canberra Times


The ACT reported 1,020 new cases of Covid-19 between 8pm and 24 hours on Wednesday. The new cases have brought the active total to 5004. There are 24 people in the hospital due to covid, three of whom are in intensive care, and two are on ventilation. This comes after NSW and Victoria recorded a combined death toll of 47, a frightening milestone for both states. In December, ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said health officials expected hospital admissions rates to be higher in the New Year before Christmas, and estimates always take into account the potential impact of COVID-19 cases in the surrounding NSW area. 3 thousand 739 negative has come in 24 hours from 9 am on Thursday. Meanwhile, the percentage of eligible population receiving booster shots has reached 26.8 percent. In other news: NSW has recorded 92,264 cases and 22 deaths, up from the previous day’s 21 deaths. The numbers include 61,387 positive RAT results from January 1, including 50,729 and 30,877 PCR tests in the last seven days. The hospital has 2383 patients, of whom 182 are in ICU. Additionally, NSW residents should now report any positive results they receive for COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. Victoria has recorded 25 more deaths and 37,169 new cases from Covid-19. The number of infected people in the hospital has reached 953, of which 111 are in ICU and 29 need ventilation. Tasmania has recorded 1100 new COVID cases. Ten people are being treated at the hospital, but no one is in the intensive care unit. Another 13 are in hospital for unrelated health conditions. The new cases, consisting of 847 self-reported positive rapid antigen tests and 253 PCR tests, bring the number of active infections to 7969. More COVID-19 News: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 is free for anyone in ACT to access. However, we rely on membership revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a member, thank you for your support. You can sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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