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22 September 2021

Canberra lockdown – update 22 September

Canberra COVID-19 case numbers

There have been 17 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT to 8pm yesterday. 

Of these cases, all 9 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters and 8 remain under early investigation. 1 of the 17 cases were in quarantine during their infectious period, at least 11 spent some time in the community during their infectious period and 5 are under investigation.

There are 222 active cases in the ACT, and 436 cases have recovered.

12 cases are currently in hospital, with 2 in intensive care and requiring ventilation.

Canberra exposure locations 

We have over 300 active exposure locations listed. Please keep an eye on the website.

Canberra COVID-19 testing 

A total of 2,120 negative tests were returned in the 24 hours to 9am today.

More nurses and midwives for Canberra

More than 90 new nurses and midwives will be hired in Canberra as part of the ACT Government's commitment to provide better healthcare, where and when Canberrans need it.

Our local workforce has been there when our city needed them most. Many have made significant personal sacrifices to support Canberra through the pandemic.

The upcoming ACT Budget will commit $50.1 million over 4 years to recruit more staff to provide better quality healthcare for Canberrans.