Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Canberra went into lockdown on 12 August.  The area is set to transition to 'mid-level' restrictions on 15 October.  Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage
Canberra went into lockdown on 12 August. The area is set to transition to ‘mid-level’ restrictions on 15 October. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage

Canberra’s total outbreak has reached 804 Covid-19 cases as the national capital registered 22 new infections overnight.

Of the 22 new cases, seven were isolated throughout their period of infection, and at least seven were contagious in the community.

Twelve of the transmissions have been linked to existing cases, but ten are still under investigation.

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ACT Secretary Andrew Barr confirmed that ten Canberrans were now in hospital with Covid-19, including three people on intensive care on fans.

Barr said the ACT and Commonwealth governments were finalizing the details of an expanded financial support package for Canberra companies amid the area’s protracted lockdown.

The AIS vaccination hub in Bruce has helped Canberra maintain the highest double-dose vaccination rates in the country.  Photo: Newswire / Gary Ramage
The AIS vaccination hub in Bruce has helped Canberra maintain the highest double-dose vaccination rates in the country. Photo: Newswire / Gary Ramage

“I’m happy to say (federal) Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and I’ve reached an agreement in principle,” he said.

“We will continue to complete the fine details today with a joint announcement expected tomorrow.”

Canberra’s lockdown will currently end on October 15, when the territory will transition to “mid-level” public health restrictions.

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