10 March 2022

ACT COVID-19 case numbers remain above 800; hospitalisations steady

| Lottie Twyford
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Canberra Hospital Photo: Michelle Kroll Region Media

Thirty seven people are in hospital with COVID-19 in the ACT, with two in ICU. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Daily COVID-19 caseloads in the ACT have remained above 800, with ACT Health announcing 821 new cases in the last reporting period.

Yesterday, the Territory recorded 838 new COVID-19 cases.

The new cases announced today (10 March) have been identified from 456 PCR and 365 RAT. With the additional cases, there are now 3771 (1826 PCR and 1945 RAT) active cases in the ACT.

Like yesterday, there are 37 people in hospital with COVID-19 and two people in ICU, with one requiring ventilation.

Since the pandemic began, 57,278 (38,845 PCR and 18,433 RAT) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the ACT.

The vaccination rate for the ACT’s five-plus population is 93.5 per cent and 69.9 per cent of residents aged 16 and older have received a booster.

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Of ACT residents aged five to 11, 7.9 per cent have received two doses.

Interstate, NSW has reported four deaths overnight and 16,288 new cases.

There are now 991 people in hospital with the virus and 39 people in ICUs around the state.

Victoria has reported eight deaths overnight and an additional 7779 cases of COVID-19.

There are now 188 people hospitalised with the virus and 32 patients in the state’s intensive care units.

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