24 August 2022

ACT records four deaths with COVID-19, total pandemic fatalities now 121

| Lottie Twyford
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The ACT has recorded 296 new COVID-19 infections and four deaths in the past 24 hours. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

ACT Health is reporting the deaths of four Canberrans overnight with COVID-19: a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s and two men in their 80s.

The Territory’s death toll is now 121.

COVID-19 cases remain stable in the Territory. There were 296 (183 PCR and 113 RAT) cases reported overnight, bringing the ACT’s active caseload to 1512.

Yesterday the ACT recorded 258 (127 PCR and 131 RAT) new COVID-19 infections.

Since the pandemic began, ACT Health has reported 201,089 cases.

Hospitalisations have also been declining slowly. There are now 116 patients in hospital with COVID-19; of these, three are in the ICU, but no one requires ventilation.

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Interstate, NSW has reported 14 deaths overnight and 6690 new cases of COVID-19.

There are now 1867 people in hospital with the virus and 38 patients in ICUs around the state.

The state’s health department said COVID-19-related deaths are notified from a range of sources and not all occurred in the week in which they are reported as there is sometimes a delay between a death occurring and it being notified.

Victoria has recorded 10 deaths overnight and 3359 cases of COVID-19.

There are 402 people hospitalised with the virus and 24 patients in the state’s intensive care units.

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