15 May 2022

ACT records 885 new COVID-19 cases

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There are now 75 people in the Territory’s hospitals with COVID-19 and six in ICU. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

The ACT has recorded 885 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday, including 451 identified by PCR and 434 by rapid-antigen tests (RAT).

There are now 75 people in hospital, including six in intensive care and two being ventilated.

Since the pandemic began, 118,728 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the ACT.

The double-dose vaccination rate for the ACT’s five-plus population remains 97.1 per cent, and 75.8 per cent of residents aged 16 and older have now received a booster.

Of ACT residents aged five to 11, 66.6 per cent have received two doses of vaccine.

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Interstate, NSW has reported four deaths overnight and 9,036 new cases of COVID-19.

Victoria has reported ten deaths overnight and an additional 10,197 cases of COVID-19.

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Kym Harrison4:31 am 16 May 22

How many are is hospital from side effects from the vaccine? I’ve been 6 times so far.

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