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More than 92 per cent of the ACT fully vaccinated against COVID-19


The ACT is leading Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination race by far, with more than 92.3 per cent of the territory’s eligible population aged over 12 fully vaccinated against the virus.

Meanwhile, seven new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the ACT today, taking the total number of active cases in the territory to 210.

There are nine people in hospital with the virus, including five in intensive care and five on a ventilator.

READ MORE: Australia powering towards 80 per cent vaccination target

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According to ACT Health, the ACT actually reached the high vaccination rate of 92.3 per cent on Friday.

The latest figure will be released tomorrow.

However, even with the vaccination figure having only been updated on October 29, it still sets the territory well ahead of the rest of Australia.

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New South Wales has the closest vaccination rates to the ACT, where 87.5 per cent of eligible residents were fully vaccinated as of yesterday.

Yet the ACT’s vaccination rate is actually even further ahead of the rest of the country, because it takes into account the eligible population aged over the age of 12 – while all other states and territories are measuring over the age of 16.

Australia is just days away from hitting the national milestone of having 80 per cent of the eligible population fully vaccinated against the virus.

As of yesterday, 76.8 per cent of Australians over the age of 16 were fully vaccinated, and 88.1 per cent had had one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.





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