Canberra Records 1,020 New COVID-19 Cases, Booster Vaccination Rate Reaches 26.8% | Canberra weather


The ACT reported 1,020 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The new cases bring the active total to 5,004. There are 24 people hospitalized with COVID, including three in intensive care and two in ventilation. It comes as NSW and Victoria recorded a total death toll of 47, a grim milestone for both states. In December, ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said health officials expected before Christmas the hospitalization rate to be higher by the new year. She said projections always take into account the potential impact of COVID-19 cases in the surrounding area of ​​NSW. There were 3,739 negative tests received within 24 hours at 9 a.m. Thursday. The percentage of Canberrans aged 18 and over who received booster shots reached 26.8 percent. Indigenous immunization rates still lag behind in ACT. Federal data suggests that only 88 percent of the 5,582 Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders estimated in the ACT received two doses, while 90.7 percent received one dose. In the Queanbeyan-Palerang region, 90.3% of Aboriginal people are completely exhausted. About 90.2% of First Nations people in the Yass Valley are fully immune. Just over one in 10 Canberranes between the ages of 5 and 11 have received a dose of the vaccine. According to data from the Ministry of Health, 4,391 of 38,789 young people in this age group were gibbed. IN OTHER NEWS: NSW recorded 92,264 cases and 22 deaths, up from 21 deaths the day before. The number includes 61,387 positive RAT results spanning the period since January 1, including 50,729 in the past seven days, as well as 30,877 PCR tests. There are 2383 hospitalized patients, including 182 in intensive care. In addition, residents of NSW are now required to report any positive results they receive for rapid COVID-19 antigen testing. Victoria has recorded 25 more deaths from COVID-19 and 37,169 new cases. The number of people hospitalized rose to 953, including 111 in intensive care and 29 requiring ventilation. Tasmania has registered 1,100 new cases of COVID. There are 10 people treated in the hospital, and none are in intensive care. 13 other people are hospitalized for unrelated health problems. The new cases, consisting of 847 self-reported positive rapid antigen tests and 253 PCR tests, bring the number of active infections to 7,969. MORE COVID-19 NEWS: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this COVID outbreak- 19 in the ACT is free to access for everyone. However, we depend on subscription revenues to support our journalism. If you can, subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also subscribe to our newsletters for regular updates. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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