Canberra COVID-19 death, six new cases

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A man in his 40s has become the latest person to die from COVID-19 in the ACT.

The man, who was being treated in intensive care at the time, is the 11th fatality from the virus during Canberra's most recent outbreak.

His death comes as health authorities also reported six new local cases of the virus in the past reporting period.

There are three COVID-19 patients in ACT hospitals, with one in intensive care and on a ventilator.

Vaccinations in the national capital have risen to 94.4 per cent of those aged 12 and over being fully immunised.

A cluster of cases linked to schools in Canberra's south has led to a spike in testing with almost 2000 negative tests recorded on Thursday, nearly double the rate of previous days.

Pop-up vaccination clinics have been set up near the affected schools.

There are now 125 active cases of COVID-19 in Canberra.

The total number of cases in the recent ACT outbreak now totals 1698.

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