ACT records 30 new coronavirus cases, with 16 linked to known infections

The ACT has recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases ahead of its easing of restrictions which are due to start on Friday.

ayakers on Lake Burley Griffin on October 08, 2021 in Canberra, Australia.

ayakers on Lake Burley Griffin on October 08, 2021 in Canberra, Australia. Source: Getty Images AsiaPac

The ACT has recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases, with seven having been in quarantine for their entire period of infection.

Sixteen of the new cases are linked to known cases or cluster sites, while 14 remain under investigation.

"We continue to remind Canberrans that we are still in lockdown," ACT Health said in a statement on Sunday.

"This means minimising your time in the community and only leaving your home for the approved reasons."

Chief Minister Andrew Barr said on Saturday he would no longer be facing the media on weekends to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation.

The Territory is due to start easing restrictions on Friday.

The ACT has 15 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including six in intensive care, with five of these cases requiring ventilation.


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Published 10 October 2021 at 12:30pm, updated 10 October 2021 at 1:55pm
Source: AAP - SBS