Sat. May 21st, 2022

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Due to an ongoing supply of materials needed to perform PCR tests, Capital Pathology-run clinics in Nicholls and Holt will not open on Tuesday. In addition, the RAT kit at the ACT Health Kambah Center will be limited to one per person instead of the two previously available. People who need a follow-up test should return at another time. The Kambah Test Center will only distribute rapid tests with PCR tests to be performed from the Mitchell drive through the clinic or Garran Center. ALSO READ: Canberra’s COVID test labs are under pressure as increased workload and shortage of supplies mean employees work long hours to deliver results. This comes as demand for RATs in ACT and across Australia continues to outpace demand. The ACCC revealed on Monday that price spills on RAT sets had been reported across the country. Meanwhile, modeling from ACT’s public health system suggests the territory has reached the peak of this Omicron wave with 1601 new cases and another death announced Monday. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, sign up here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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