Canberra lockdown – update 2 September
Canberra COVID-19 case numbers
There have been 12 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT to 8pm yesterday.
Of these cases, 6 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters, with 6 under investigation. 8 of the 12 cases were in the community for part of their infectious period.
There are now 51 cases that have recovered during this outbreak, which means there are 258 active cases associated with this outbreak.
There are 13 patients in ACT hospitals, including 4 receiving intensive care support with now 2 are requiring ventilation.
Canberra exposure locations
We have over 220 active exposure locations listed. Please keep an eye on the website.
As of 9am this morning, there are over 1,100 people who have self-identified as close contacts of ACT outbreaks and over 4,400 casual contacts.
Canberra COVID-19 testing
Over 2,500 tests were collected across both Government and Capital Pathology sites.
Support for tenants and landlords
The ACT Government is helping residential and commercial renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 public health emergency.
There is now a 12-week moratorium on evictions for rent arrears for residential tenants who are in financial distress due to a loss of income or working hours due to the lockdown.
Commercial landlords are now prevented from taking prescribed actions against tenants impacted by COVID-19, such as terminating their lease without first discussing lease arrangements.