27 August 2020

Confirmed cases update

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT in the past 24 hours, leaving the ACT’s total at 113. There are no active cases in the ACT.

A total of 110 cases have recovered from COVID-19 in the ACT.

There are no COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals.

The ACT has recorded three (3) deaths.

The number of negative tests recorded in the ACT is now 73,185.

New cluster of cases in Sydney

NSW Health has issued a new alert with updated locations visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sydney, South Sydney and Northern Sydney Local Health Districts. Information on this latest alert can be found at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20200826_01.aspx

ACT Health will be in contact with NSW Health to monitor if any identified contacts were from the ACT. In addition, we ask any ACT residents who have been contacted by NSW Health in relation to these locations to contact ACT Health via the COVID-19 Helpline on (02) 6207 7244, so we can provide advice and support.

We remind any ACT residents who have visited the Sydney region and broader NSW to monitor the NSW Health website for updates on locations where confirmed cases have spent time while potentially infectious and follow any related instructions. This may include getting tested for even the mildest symptoms.

The advice on affected areas is changing regularly, so keep up to date with the latest advice. Please be mindful and aware of how easily the virus spreads. We continue to ask Canberrans to reconsider their need for any unnecessary travel, particularly to areas with COVID-19. We also encourage Canberrans not to invite friends and family from Greater Sydney to the ACT at this time.

Remember that while travelling, it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene, as well as to adhere to the rules of the jurisdiction to which you are travelling.

General information

It is everyone’s responsibility to follow the health advice and do what we can to ensure we keep ourselves and the community safe. We continue to ask Canberrans to:

  1. Avoid large crowds;
  2. Keep 1.5 metres apart whenever possible;
  3. Continue good hand and respiratory hygiene; and
  4. Stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

The ACT Government has a dedicated COVID-19 website for all information about the health and economic response to the pandemic in the ACT. For further information visit www.covid19.act.gov.au.

The ACT Government also has a helpline to assist Canberrans through the challenges of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Helpline is (02) 6207 7244 and is available between 8am and 8pm daily.