The ACT Chief Minister is continuing to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated.
More than 93% of the eligible Canberra population have now had a first dose, while 64% are fully vaccinated.
With lockdown lifting at the end of next week, Andrew Barr says it’s more important than ever to get the jab.
“For every 1000 people we vaccinate, we can expect 100 fewer hospitalisations,” said Mr Barr.
“This is based on about 10% of all cases needing hospital treatment.
“That is what what we’ve seen through our outbreak so far.”
The number of people in hospital in the ACT due to COVID has increased to 16.
Five people are in intensive care, with one requiring ventilation.
According to the ACT Chief Health Officer, the majority of people in hospital are unvaccinated.
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