6 September 2022

Active COVID-19 infections plummet below 1000 for the first time all year

| Lottie Twyford
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The queue at the Garran COVID-19 testing centre

Omicron’s arrival to the Territory late last year led to major testing queues and delays. Photo: Ian Bushnell.

ACT Health is reporting 160 (75 PCR and 85 RAT) new COVID-19 infections in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night and active cases in the Territory have fallen to below 1000 for the first time all year.

ACT Health has identified a total of 955 active cases. The last time the Territory’s active caseload scraped in below 1000 was on 28 December last year when there were 908 active infections.

Locally, a total of 203,476 cases have been reported since March 2020.

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Hospitalisations remain steady. There are 93 people in hospital with the virus, with one in the ICU requiring ventilation.

COVID-19 vaccination data is reported weekly on Fridays.

Malkara School has sent three classes of students home to learn remotely until Thursday (8 September).

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Interstate, NSW has reported 27 deaths overnight and 3000 new cases of COVID-19.

There are now 1640 people in hospital with the virus and 38 patients in ICUs around the state.

Victoria has recorded 25 deaths overnight and 2375 cases of COVID-19.

There are 260 people hospitalised with the virus and 17 patients in the state’s intensive care units.

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Who cares?
Riot Act seems to be the only one struggling to live with covid, and move on..
Why do you continue to publish these wild estimates?

Maybe Covid case numbers are reported, just to remind people who don’t care, that people that over 10,000 Australians have died in the last 12 months.

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