A man in his 40s has become the 42nd person to die with COVID-19 since the pandemic began as the ACT records an additional 1014 new infections.
Three deaths have been reported in the Territory this week. ACT Health has extended its condolences to the man’s loved ones.
There are now 46 people in hospital with the virus, including two in ICU and one requiring ventilation.
Yesterday, there were 1194 new cases, two deaths and 47 patients with COVID-19 in the Territory’s hospitals.
The 1014 (568 PCR and 446 RAT) new cases of COVID-19 reported this morning take the Territory’s local active caseload to 5977 (3089 PCR and 2888 RAT).
Since the pandemic began, 78,696 (50,611 PCR and 28,085 RAT) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the ACT.
As of yesterday, the double-dose vaccination rate for the ACT’s five-plus population was 98.3 per cent, and 73.3 per cent of residents aged 16 and older had received a booster.
Of ACT residents aged five to 11, 53.1 per cent had received two doses.
ACT Health’s more-detailed weekly epidemiological report, which was expected to be put on their website today, has yet to be released.
Interstate, NSW has reported two deaths overnight and 25,495 new cases.
There are now 1345 people in hospital with the virus and 43 people in ICUs around the state.
Yesterday, NSW Health announced an additional 331 deaths where COVID-19 was a contributing factor from January 2020 to March 2022.
These deaths were identified by cross-checking the state’s births, deaths, and marriages data and more than 270 (82 per cent) of them were found to have occurred since 1 January 2022, during the peak of the first Omicron wave.
Fifty-eight deaths occurred in 2021, largely coinciding with the peak of the Delta wave, and three deaths occurred in 2020 when the original strain of the virus was circulating.
It takes the total number of reported COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began in the state to 2044.
Victoria has reported six deaths overnight and an additional 10,424 cases of COVID-19.
There are now 310 people hospitalised with the virus, while 12 patients are in the state’s intensive care units.