Canberra Registers Eight New COVID Cases, Changes High-Risk Travel LGAs | Canberra Times

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ACT has reported eight new cases of COVID-19 over the course of 24 hours until 8pm Thursday. There are seven people in the hospital, four of them in the intensive care unit, all of whom are being ventilated. The number of inpatients is unchanged from the previous day’s figures, but there is now another person in intensive care. There are 175 active cases in the community. 1715 negative tests were received within 24 hours to 6 p.m. 9 on Friday after 3817 negative tests were reported on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the percentage of the eligible population now fully vaccinated has reached 97.6 percent. ACT Health has also made changes to the list of local government areas that it considers to pose a higher risk. The changes take effect from Saturday. Persons who have traveled to a high-risk area or an identified exposure location must complete a declaration or exception form. More information is available here. NSW has registered 261 new COVID-19 cases and one death within 24 hours to Thursday at. There are 185 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, of which 27 are in the intensive care unit. Victoria has registered 1362 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily number of infections reported since 1 November. There were seven deaths in the state. The new infections bring the number of active cases in the state to 10,887, including 308 in the hospital. There are 46 people on intensive care, while a further 53 have been cleared of the virus and 26 are on a respirator. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, sign up here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the local community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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