12 June 2022

ACT records 643 new COVID-19 cases

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There are now 84 patients with COVID-19 in Canberra’s hospitals. Photo: File.

The ACT has recorded 643 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday, including 365 identified by PCR and 278 by rapid-antigen tests (RAT).

There are now 80 people in hospital, including two in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, 140,519 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the ACT.

The double-dose vaccination rate for the ACT’s five-plus population remains 97.3 per cent, and 76.9 per cent of residents aged 16 and older have now received a booster.

Of ACT residents aged five to 11, 68.4 per cent have received two doses of vaccine.

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Interstate, NSW has reported five deaths overnight and 5,387 new cases of COVID-19.

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