6 August 2022

ACT records one death and 579 new COVID-19 cases

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Outside view of Canberra hospital emergency department

There are 135 people in the Territory’s hospitals with COVID-19. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

The ACT has recorded 579 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday, including 305 identified by PCR and 274 by rapid-antigen tests (RAT). Sadly, ACT Health has been notified of the death of a man in his 80s with the virus.

There are now 135 people in hospital, including 2 in intensive care and one receiving ventilation. Currently, there are 4,095 active COVID-19 cases in the ACT.

Since the pandemic began, 194,847 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the ACT.

Of the population aged between 5 and 15 years, 77.9 per cent of residents have received two doses. 77.7 per cent of the ACT’s 16-plus population has received three doses and 51 per cent of the Territory’s population aged over 50 has received four shots.

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Interstate, NSW has reported 30 deaths overnight and 11,998 new cases of COVID-19.

Victoria has reported 24 deaths overnight and 6,261 new cases of COVID-19.

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