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16 September 2021

Canberra lockdown – update 16 September

Canberra COVID-19 case numbers

There have been 15 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT to 8pm yesterday. 

Of these cases, 11 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters, with 4 under investigation. 5 of the 15 cases were in quarantine during their infectious period, 8 spent some time in the community during their infectious period and 2 are still being assessed.

There are 9 patients in ACT hospitals, including 1 receiving intensive care support requiring ventilation.

There are 241 active cases in the ACT. 315 people have recovered from COVID-19 during this outbreak.

Canberra exposure locations 

We have 319 active exposure locations listed. Please keep an eye on the website.

Canberra COVID-19 testing 

A total of 1,856 negative tests were returned in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

More support for those who need it

The ACT Government will make significant investments in the 2021-22 ACT Budget to support our city through one of the toughest moments we have ever faced.

Today a $26 million package has been announced to ensure that those most in need in our community will continue to receive support as we respond to our local COVID-19 outbreak, as well as in the years to follow.

This includes significant investments in homelessness services, community organisations and Legal Aid.