The ACT reports 32 new local coronavirus cases as it nears end of lockdown

Twenty-five of the new infections are linked to known cases or existing outbreaks.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr speaks to the media during a COVID-19 update outside the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the AIS, Monday, October 11, 2021.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr speaks to the media during a COVID-19 update outside the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the AIS, Monday, October 11, 2021. Source: AAP

Canberra has recorded 32 new coronavirus cases as the ACT nears the end of its lockdown.

Of Monday's new cases, 25 were linked to existing outbreaks or known cases including 19 which were household contacts.

There were 11 people that were in quarantine for their entire infectious period, nine who spent some time in the community and six are still under investigation.

There are 18 people in hospitals including seven in intensive care with six of those needing ventilation.

The ACT has passed 70 per cent double-dose vaccination for people aged 12 and over, the first jurisdiction to do so with other governments using 16 as the age threshold.

Almost 98 per cent have received a first dose.

There are 455 active cases in the territory with 773 people having recovered since the outbreak started.

Canberra will end lockdown on Friday, before a further easing of restrictions on 29 October.


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Published 11 October 2021 at 11:57am, updated 11 October 2021 at 12:34pm
Source: AAP - SBS