Canberra records 253 new cases of COVID-19, vaccination rate hits 98.5 percent | Canberra Times

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ACT has reported a daily record of 253 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours to 1 p.m. 20 Wednesday. The new cases bring the active total up to 1134. This happens after 138 cases were announced on Wednesday and the previous record of 252 the day before. There are six people in the hospital due to COVID, none of whom are in intensive care. 3996 negative tests were received during the 24 hours to 6 p.m. 9 Thursday. Meanwhile, the percentage of the eligible population now fully vaccinated has reached 98.5 percent. MORE COVID-19 NEWS: NSW has registered 12,226 COVID-19 cases, as residents have been advised to take PCR tests only if they are ill or if they have been told to be tested by NSW Health. The new cases were diagnosed from 97.201 tests performed over the course of 24 hours to 6 p.m. 20 Wednesday. There are 746 patients in the hospital, of which 63 in the intensive care unit. Victoria has set a record with a further 13 deaths from COVID-19 and 5137 new cases. There are 23,833 active coronavirus cases in the state and 395 patients in the hospital with a seven-day average of 378. A total of 55 people are on intensive care, of which 23 are on respirator. READ MORE: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, sign up here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the local community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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