16 August 2022

Woman in her 30s among four COVID-19 deaths in the ACT overnight

| Lottie Twyford
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There are now 2429 active COVID-19 infections in the Territory. Photo: Canberra Health Services.

ACT Health is reporting the deaths of four people with COVID-19 overnight.

The death of a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 70s bring the pandemic’s total death toll to 114 since March 2020.

It comes as new cases jump slightly, with the Territory recording 412 (229 PCR and 183 RAT) cases of COVID-19 overnight. Active cases have once again declined to 2429.

There have been 198,470 cases reported locally since March 2020.

Hospitals continue to care for high numbers of patients with COVID-19.

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Today, there are 135 patients in hospital with COVID, two are in ICU and one requires ventilation.

Yesterday, the Territory recorded the lowest daily tally for the year – 287 cases – and there were 135 patients in hospital.

Vaccination updates are provided weekly by ACT Health.

Two ACT public schools have some cohorts learning from home due to staff shortages.

As previously reported, Year 7 at Amaroo School and Learning Communities 2 and 4 at Margaret Hendry School will learn remotely today before returning to school tomorrow (17 August).

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Interstate, NSW has reported 24 deaths overnight and 7145 new cases of COVID-19.

There are now 2141 people in hospital with the virus and 60 patients in ICUs around the state.

Victoria has recorded 20 deaths overnight and 4858 cases of COVID-19.

There are 535 people hospitalised with the virus and 25 patients in the state’s intensive care units.

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