9 June 2022

ACT records 775 new cases; more schools go remote

| Lottie Twyford
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Amaroo School

Students in Year 3 at Amaroo School will learn remotely until the middle of next week. It’s one of 10 ACT public schools currently unable to keep all students on campus. Photo: File.

Students at two more ACT public schools will join their peers learning remotely for a short period as existing teacher shortages continue to be exacerbated by illness.

Ten public schools are now employing temporary remote learning.

Year 5 and 6 students at Harrison School and Year 3 at Amaroo School will learn remotely until Tuesday, 14 June.

Years 3 to 6 at Fraser Primary School will finish their period of remote learning on 14 June but won’t return to campus until Thursday, 16 June, as Wednesday is a pupil-free day.

Kindergarten to Year 2 students at Margaret Hendry School and Macgregor Primary School will be at home until the end of this week as will Years 3 to 6 students at North Ainslie Primary School, two senior classes at Malkara School, Year 9 and 10 and the high school learning support unit at Namadgi School.

Year 9 and 10 at Lanyon High School and Year 8 at Kingsford Smith School will also learn remotely for the rest of this week.

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ACT Health has confirmed 775 new COVID-19 cases (413 PCR and 362 RAT), taking the total number of active infections in the Territory to 4210 (2191 PCR and 2019 RAT).

A total of 138,407 (83,999 PCR and 54,408 RAT) COVID-19 cases have been recorded since the pandemic began in March 2020.

There are now 87 people hospitalised with the virus. No one is in ICU with COVID and no one requires ventilation.

Yesterday, 89 people were hospitalised with the virus; no one was in ICU or being ventilated.

The double-dose vaccination rate for the ACT’s five-plus population remains 97.3 per cent and 76.3 per cent of residents aged 16 and older have 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 21 deaths overnight and 8201 new cases of COVID-19.

There are now 1263 people in hospital with the virus and 40 people in ICUs around the state.

Victoria has reported 22 deaths overnight and 8903 cases of COVID-19.

There are now 517 people hospitalised with the virus, while five patients are in the state’s intensive care unit.

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