09 September 2021

There have been 15 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday.

Of these cases, 13 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters and two (2) remain under early investigation. Five (5) were in quarantine during their infectious period, eight (8) in the community for part of their infectious period and two (2) still under investigation.

There are now 212 cases who have recovered, which means there are now 227 active cases associated with this outbreak.

As of 9am this morning ACT Health continues to work with over 1,500 people who have self-identified as close contacts of ACT outbreaks.

There are currently nine (9) patients in ACT hospitals, including two (2) in intensive case and one (1) requiring ventilation.

Over 3,400 tests were collected across the ACT yesterday, from both Government and private providers.

ACT Pathology, along with our private providers, returned 3,324 negative test results in the 24 hours to 9am today.

Our vaccination efforts continue across the ACT with total vaccine doses administered now at 234,080.

We have over 340 current exposure locations listed for the ACT. Canberrans are asked to keep up to date on new locations on the ACT COVID-19 website.

R U OK Day

Today is R U OK Day - a reminder to check in with loved ones and see if they are okay.

Lockdown, particularly quarantine, is hard. While physical distancing may prevent us from getting together in person, you can still connect in many other ways, such as:

  • phoning a friend you haven’t talked to recently
  • asking how your workmates are feeling during an online team meeting, or
  • organising a virtual afternoon tea with your sports or hobby group.

For resources and more information, visit www.ruok.org.au.

Stay COVID Safe

We continue to remind all Canberrans of the ways they can protect themselves when undertaking essential activity outside the home.

Make sure you are:

  • wearing a mask and wearing it properly
  • maintaining good hand hygiene
  • physical distancing from people outside of your household - at least 1.5 metres, and
  • check in everywhere you go with the Check In CBR app.