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Canberra Today 18°/19° | Monday, January 24, 2022 | Digital Edition | Crossword & Sudoku

Covid cases rise as RATs start to count

ON the first day of reporting Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) results, ACT Health has confirmed 1125 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night (January 13) and 1178 positive RAT tests in the period of January 8-12.

Of the 1125 cases reported in the last 24 hours, 885 tested positive on a PCR test and 240 tested positive on a RAT test.

It brings the territory’s total active case numbers to 4382.

There are currently 27 people in the ACT hospitalised with the virus, three of whom are in the ICU and on ventilators.

People aged over 18 who have had their booster dose of the covid vaccine now number 28.1 per cent, and 15.3 per cent of children aged five to 11 have now had one dose of the vaccine.

RATs make their debut at Kambah testing clinic

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