ACT records 20 new COVID-19 cases

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

08th Sep, 2021. 11:28 am

The ACT has recently recorded 20 new cases of COVID-19, with Chief Minister Andrew Barr stating that the number of daily COVID-19 cases must continue to decline before the lockdown can be lifted.

While seven of the cases spent their entire contagious period in quarantine, an equal number spent some of their infectious period in the community, according to ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

The remaining six cases are still being investigated. Nine of the cases have been related to other cases or known exposure sites, while the remaining 11 are still being investigated.

The virus has infected ten people, putting them in the hospital. Two people are currently in intensive care, including one who requires ventilation.

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In the ACT, 26 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in the territory’s outbreak to 237.

15 of the new cases spent their whole contagious time in quarantine.

Seven of the cases were contagious in the community, and the movements of four of them are still being investigated.

Twenty of the new cases have been related to previously reported cases or exposure areas. Ten people were  discharged from the hospitals in the last 24 hours.  One person is still suffering with critical condition in intensive care.

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