24 July 2022

ACT records 712 new COVID-19 cases

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Outside view of Canberra hospital emergency department

There are 145 people in the Territory’s hospitals with COVID-19. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

The ACT has recorded 712 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday, including 366 identified by PCR and 346 by rapid-antigen tests (RAT).

There are now 155 people in hospital, including one in intensive care.

Since the pandemic began, 184,854 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the ACT.

Of the population aged between 5 and 15 years, 77.6 per cent of residents have received two doses. 77.2 per cent of the ACT’s 16-plus population has received three doses and 42.7 per cent of the Territory’s population aged over 50 has received four shots.

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Interstate, NSW has reported 14 deaths overnight and 12,820 new cases of COVID-19.

Victoria has reported 12 deaths overnight and 9,501 new cases of COVID-19.

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