A man in his 80s has died with COVID-19 at a hospital in Canberra on Tuesday.
He was receiving intensive care and had underlying health conditions. This brings the total ACT deaths for this outbreak to 12.
ACT Health has extended sincere condolences to family and friends.
The ACT has reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, as three new exposure locations have been announced.
This comes as three cases were confirmed as the Omicron variant on Tuesday morning. The active total for the ACT comes in at 79.
Testing increased slightly with 1675 negative tests received in the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday, up from the previous reporting period, in which 1149 negative tests were returned.
Four people are in hospital with two in intensive care. Meanwhile, the percentage of the eligible population who are now fully vaccinated remains at 98.1 per cent.
ACT new exposure locations
Yum Cha CBD , Canberra City, December 40, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, casual
RYE Cafe and Bar, Braddon, December 5, 2pm to 3pm, casual
COVID-19 cases in NSW have spiked to 403 as health authorities reveal five of those people contracted the virus on a Sydney Harbour party boat cruise.
That's a jump of 143 infections on the previous daily case numbers.
As well, one person died from the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday.
Victoria has reported 1312 new COVID-19 infections and a further five deaths, as health authorities await genomic sequencing results from a suspected Omicron variant case.
The health department on Wednesday confirmed the state is managing 11,331 active cases, down from 13,050 on Tuesday.
There are 303 patients in hospital, 97 of whom are in intensive care and 27 requiring ventilation.
The seven-day hospitalisation average sits at 297.
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