Canberra records eight new COVID cases, changes high-risk travel LGAs | Canberra Times

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The ACT reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours by 8pm on Thursday. Seven people in the hospital, four of whom are in intensive care, are receiving respiratory therapy. The number of people in the hospital did not change with the figures of the previous day, but now there is one more person in the intensive care unit. There are 175 active cases in the community. After 3817 negative tests were reported on Wednesday, 1715 negative tests were received between 24 hours and 9:00 am on Friday. Meanwhile, the percentage of the eligible population currently fully vaccinated has reached 97.6 percent. ACT Health has also made changes to the list of local government areas it considers to pose a higher risk. The changes will take effect from Saturday. Persons traveling to a high-risk area or interstate defined exposure location must complete a declaration or exemption form. More information is available here. NSW had recorded 261 new cases of COVID-19 and one death in 24 hours by 8pm on Thursday. The hospital has 185 COVID-19 patients, 27 of whom are in intensive care. Victoria has registered 1362 new cases of COVID-19; This is the highest daily number of infections reported since November 1, with seven deaths occurring in the state. The new infections bring the number of active cases in the state to 10,887, of which 308 are in hospital. 46 people are in intensive care, 53 more people have been cleared of the virus and 26 people are on a ventilator. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this COVID-19 outbreak on the ACT is free for everyone to access. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If possible, please subscribe 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 bring local, up-to-date news to the community. You can continue to access our trusted content by:

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