Canberra has recorded 13 new local Covid-19 transmissions as the capital territory stares down a four-week lockdown extension.
Canberra has recorded 13 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases, bringing the national capital’s total outbreak to 541.
Of the 13 new cases, five were in isolation for their entire infectious period, while eight were contagious out in the community.
Eight of the transmissions have been linked to existing cases and five remain under investigation.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr confirmed seven Canberrans were now in hospital with Covid-19, including one person in intensive care receiving ventilation.
The capital’s lockdown was extended by another four weeks on Tuesday due to persistent Covid-19 case numbers. Restrictions are now set to ease on October 15.
More to come.
Originally published as ACT records 13 new Covid-19 surging total outbreak to 541