9 February 2022

ACT records 475 new COVID-19 cases and another death as ICU numbers go up

| Lottie Twyford
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The ACT has recorded 475 new cases overnight. Photo: Region Media.

The ACT has recorded another death with COVID-19 in the latest reporting period. A man in his 90s has become the 31st local casualty since the pandemic began.

Case numbers remain stable, though, with 475 new cases of COVID-19 recorded overnight. Yesterday there were 495 cases.

There are now 54 people in hospital, including four in intensive care and one requiring ventilation.

Yesterday, there were 55 patients in hospital, with one in ICU being ventilated.

The new cases have been identified by 281 positive PCR results and 194 rapid antigen tests, taking the number of active cases in the ACT to 2365 (1242 PCR and 1123 RAT).

The ACT’s full vaccination rate is stable at 98.6 per cent, while 74.5 per cent of residents aged 5 to 11 have received one dose.

Over half (57.2 per cent) of residents aged 16 and over have received a booster dose.

All of the ACT’s PCR testing clinics have minimal wait times – less than 30 minutes at each – and turnaround times for test results are also short.

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Interstate case numbers remain stable as hospitalisations continue to fall.

NSW has reported 20 deaths overnight and 10,312 new cases (5961 RAT and 4351 PCR).

There are now 1906 people in hospital and 132 people in ICUs around the state.

Victoria has reported 21 deaths overnight and an additional 9908 cases of COVID-19 from 6231 RATs and 3627 PCR tests.

There are now 542 people hospitalised with the virus – down from 575 yesterday.

For the second Wednesday in a row, the ACT Government has not released detailed epidemiological reports.

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