Canberra Records 1,246 New COVID-19 Cases | Canberra weather


ACT health officials reported 1,246 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours as of 8 p.m. Thursday, bringing the territory’s active total to 4,511. As of 8 p.m. Thursday, there were 24 people hospitalized due to COVID, three of whom are in intensive care requiring ventilation. This is a slight increase from Thursday, when 20 patients were reportedly hospitalized with ACT, including two in intensive care requiring ventilation. There were 3,347 negative tests received within 24 hours at 9 a.m. on Friday, while 2,311 negative tests were returned during Thursday’s benchmark period. The percentage of Canberrans who have now received their COVID-19 booster injection has risen to 20.3%. Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said Thursday that ACT health officials will introduce a system for self-reporting rapid antigen test results next week. It follows a national cabinet decision to drop the requirement for a PCR test to confirm COVID-19 infection. “If we assume that people with a positive rapid antigen test, who are either in close contact or symptomatic, do in fact have COVID-19, then it is important that we give these people the opportunity to s ‘to register. this result, and do a short quiz as to whether we need to provide follow-up support to that person, ”Ms. Stephen-Smith said. There were 992 cases of the virus in the territory as of Thursday. It has also been reported that a Canberra man in his 20s died from the virus at a Sydney hospital. The man had received two doses of the vaccination and no underlying health problems. MORE COVID-19 NEWS: NSW reported 38,625 new cases of the virus on Friday, as well as the deaths of 11 people. There are currently 1,738 people in NSW hospitals, of which 134 are in intensive care. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet on Thursday warned the state could suspend elective surgeries to ease pressure on the hospital system. Meanwhile, Victoria has reported 21,728 new cases of the virus, with six additional deaths. There are 644 people in Victorian hospitals, including 58 in intensive care. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this COVID-19 outbreak in the ACT is free to 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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