Canberra has recorded 16 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases, bringing the national capital’s outbreak to 642 cases.
Of the 16 new cases, three were in isolation for their entire infectious period and at least 11 spent time in the community. Nine of the transmissions have been linked to existing cases and the remaining cases are under investigation.
In total ten people across the capital are in hospital, with two people in intensive care and requiring ventilation.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith and chief health officer Kerryn Coleman were due to discuss the territory’s pathway out of lockdown on Tuesday.
Earlier Ms Stephen-Smith told the ABC the ACT Government had taken a close look at the Victoria’s plan and that Canberrans could be expected to wear masks for the rest of the year.
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