New ACT hospital virus patient, 10 cases

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A new patient with COVID-19 has been hospitalised in the ACT, after almost a week where no active virus cases were reported in Canberra hospitals.

It comes as 10 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the most recent reporting period.

The patient is not in intensive care or on a ventilator.

Vaccine rates in the capital continue to rise, with 96.4 per cent of residents 12 and over being fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, more than 100 per cent of population estimates for the ACT who are 16 and over have received their first dose.

There has been a rise in the number of active cases in Canberra, which now stands at 175, bringing to 1829 total cases in the ACT since the start of the most recent outbreak in August.

Testing rates remain stable with 1635 negative results in the 24 hours to 9am.

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