Canberra records 462 new cases of COVID-19, vaccination rate of 98.5 percent | Canberra Times


ACT has reported a record 462 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours to 20:00 on Thursday. The new cases bring the active total to 1658. The previous daily record for ACT was 253 cases announced Thursday. No new exposure sites have been released by ACT Health since December 28th. There are six people in the hospital because of COVID. None of them are on intensive care and none are being aired out. 4211 negative tests were received during the 24 hours to 6 p.m. 9 on Friday. Meanwhile, the percentage of the eligible population now fully vaccinated is 98.5 percent. MORE COVID-19 NEWS: NSW has registered 21,151 COVID-19 cases and six deaths as the number increases by 70 percent in a single day. The state registered 12,226 cases the day before. The new cases were diagnosed based on 148,410 tests performed within 24 hours to 6 p.m. 20 Thursday. There are 763 patients in the hospital, 69 of them in the intensive care unit. Victoria has recorded seven more deaths from COVID-19 and 5919 new cases. There are 28,044 active coronavirus cases in the state and 428 patients in the hospital. A total of 54 people with the virus are on intensive care, 21 on ventilation. Meanwhile, Tasmania has registered 137 new cases, up from 93 the day before. The majority of active cases, 200, are processed at home, while there are 86 people in community management clinics. Three hospital patients are treated specifically for COVID-19 symptoms, and one COVID-19-positive case is treated for an unrelated medical condition. 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 community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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