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ACT covid cases take a nosedive

NEW and active covid cases in the ACT have significantly fallen according to today’s (January 20) figures from ACT Health.

There were 892 new cases reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night (January 19), down from the 1467 reported yesterday.

Of today’s new cases, 254 were detected by a PCR test and 638 were detected by a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

Active cases in the ACT also fell to 4447 today, down from the 6655 reported yesterday. Of the current active cases, 392 were detected by a PCR test and 4055 were detected by RATs.

There are currently 62 people in ACT hospitals with the virus, “three of which are in intensive care and two ventilated.”

Meanwhile, 34.7 per cent of those aged 18 and over have had their booster vaccine and 37.9 per cent of children aged five to eleven have had one dose.

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