Canberra records 1467 new COVID-19 cases

Andrew Brown |

Hospitalisations from COVID-19 have fallen slightly in the ACT, while infections remain stable in the national capital.

There were 1467 new cases recorded on Wednesday in Canberra, with 654 of those from PCR tests and 813 from rapid antigen tests.

The number of new cases was slightly down from the one-day high of 1860 infections reported on Tuesday.

It comes as the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital has dropped from 63 to 60 in the past day.

The number of patients with the virus in intensive care has also fallen, from six to five, while two are on a ventilator, the same as the day before.

ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said earlier this month modelling had shown the peak of hospitalisations from COVID would be about 60 patients.

The number in intensive care was also forecast to be as high as seven to 10 at one time.

Health officials have said one-in-three Canberrans aged 18 and over have now received their COVID-19 booster shot.

Meanwhile 34.2 per cent of five to 11-year-olds in the national capital have had their first vaccine dose.

There are now 6655 active cases in the Canberra community.