Canberra Covid-19 lockdown: ACT data 13 new coronavirus cases

The capital has recorded 13 new Covid-19 cases as a development emerges in ACT hospitals.

Canberra has recorded 13 new regionally acquired Covid-19 cases, bringing the nationwide capital’s whole outbreak to 782.

Of the 13 new cases, just one was in isolation for his or her whole infectious interval, while no less than seven have been contagious out locally.

Eleven of the transmissions have been linked to present cases and two stay underneath investigation.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr confirmed eight Canberrans have been now in hospital with Covid-19, together with three people in intensive care.

Mr Barr mentioned a sizeable portion of the Covid-19 sufferers in Canberra hospitals have been people from NSW.

“This reflects the fact that Canberra Hospital is the major tertiary hospital in the ACT and southern New South Wales,” he mentioned.

“It could be that up to 50 per cent of the patients in intensive care in Canberra Hospital over the coming weeks and months will in fact be regional New South Wales residents.”

On Monday, the Chief Minister introduced Canberrans would obtain plenty of new freedoms from this Friday.

These embody:

  • House visits will be permitted, with a visitor restrict of two people at a time
  • The outdoors of dwelling time restrict for recreation and other actions will be doubled from two hours to 4 hours
  • ACT nature parks and reserves will reopen, and outside bootcamps and private coaching will return with a most of two people (excluding employees)
  • Non-essential retail will be allowed to reopen with click on and gather service solely

Canberra’s lockdown is at present set to finish on October 15 when the territory will transition to “medium level” public health restrictions.

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