ACT records 1125 new COVID-19 cases

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The ACT has recorded 1125 new COVID-19 cases on the first day rapid antigen test results were included in the official tally.

There were 885 positives from PCR tests and 240 positives from rapid tests.

There are 27 people in hospital with the virus including three in intensive care, all of whom require ventilation.

The ACT opened a method for rapid test reporting on Wednesday, with 1178 positive cases added to the total number of infections from RATs taken between January 8 and January 12.

More than 15 per cent of Canberrans aged five to 11 have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 98.6 per cent of people aged 12 and over have had two doses.

Of adults aged 18 and over, 28.1 per cent have also received a booster dose.

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