31 July 2022

ACT records 556 new COVID-19 cases

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Outside view of Canberra hospital emergency department

There are 163 people in the Territory’s hospitals with COVID-19. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

The ACT has recorded 556 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday, including 295 identified by PCR and 261 by rapid-antigen tests (RAT).

There are now 163 people in hospital, including one in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, 190,847 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the ACT.

Of the population aged between 5 and 15 years, 77.8 per cent of residents have received two doses. 77.5 per cent of the ACT’s 16-plus population has received three doses and 48.5 per cent of the Territory’s population aged over 50 has received four shots.

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Interstate, NSW has reported five deaths overnight and 10,993 new cases of COVID-19.

Victoria has reported 21 deaths overnight and 7,115 new cases of COVID-19.

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Have had covid, it was an annoying head cold, but all done in 2 weeks and I now have lifetime immunity since my body got rid of it.

Just let it go through the community , everyone get it, and move on.

Yes there will be people who will get it worse than others, but many people have bad flus each year too, and sadly the flu kills people as well. If you put flu deaths next to covid deaths, the flu wins.

I think people need to just be grown ups, stop jumping at shadows and move on. Besides, if 95% of people have been triple vaxxed, logically what do they have to fear?

The main problem with the let er rip approach is the mutation rate and risk of a deadly variant. The more people with it basically every is a sub sub variant.

Gooterz, as viruses mutate they actually become less and less deadly to the host so we actually want it to mutate faster so the evolutionary pressure is there for it to become just a normal cold virus like the other 5 corona viruses out there.

@stevew77
Lifetime immunity from COVID because you have previously had it? Really? Do you know something that the epedemiologists don’t?

JS, yet there are those out there believing the vaccine will give you lifetime immunity as well. Try 28 days, and for the OG strain… which is less protection than catching it naturally.

Yep, just like measles, mumps, etc.
Our immune systems are pretty clever. God is smarter than us…..

OK, thanks for the clarification – you are just another self-proclaimed expert (with a bit of divine input).

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