ACT records 1320 new COVID-19 cases

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The ACT has recorded 1320 new COVID-19 cases, with rapid antigen test results now being taken into the official tally.

Health authorities say there were 691 positives from RATs and 629 from PCR lab tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.

The territory is now managing 3316 active virus cases in total.

There are 30 virus patients in Canberra hospitals, up three on Friday. Three of them are being treated in intensive care units and receiving 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, with the figure unchanged since Friday.

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