ACT records another 15 locally acquired coronavirus infections

Of the new cases, 11 are linked and five had been in quarantine for their whole infectious period.

Canberra now has 241 active cases of COVID-19

Canberra now has 241 active cases of COVID-19 Source: AAP

The ACT has recorded another 15 locally acquired coronavirus infections.

Of the cases reported on Thursday, 11 are linked and five had been in quarantine the whole time while infectious.

Canberra has 241 active cases five weeks after the ACT lockdown, initially slated for just seven days, was announced.

It has been extended three times, most recently until 15 October.

Support for businesses, jointly funded by the ACT and federal governments, has also been extended.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr previously indicated the ACT would start to reopen gradually in line with national vaccine thresholds of between 70 and 80 per cent.

These are expected to be reached between mid-October and early November.

Canberra continues to lead the country on vaccinations, inoculating slightly more than half of its population aged 12 and older.

The ACT government wants to protect itself from NSW, which on Thursday recorded 1,351 new local cases and 12 additional deaths.


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Published 16 September 2021 at 12:17pm, updated 16 September 2021 at 12:38pm
Source: AAP - SBS