Four people have died with COVID over the Christmas/New Year break, despite a drop in reported infections of more than 1700.
ACT Health has been notified of four COVID-related deaths between 23 December and 6 January – a man in his 80s, a man in his 90s and two women in their 90s.
This takes the total number of deaths in the ACT since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 to 142.
According to the latest ACT Health report, there were 1436 new cases in the week to Thursday afternoon (5 January), down from the 3184 cases reported on the day before Christmas Eve.
There were 73 people in hospital, with seven in ICU and two on ventilators.
The latest cases brought the ACT’s total infections to 228,422 since March 2020. Of the new cases, 463 were found using the PCR testing method and 973 by RAT.
In terms of vaccinations, 76.5 per cent of people aged five to 15 have had two doses, 78.7 per cent of those aged 16-plus have had three jabs, and 65.7 per cent of those eligible over 50 have had the full four doses.