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07 September 2021

Canberra lockdown – update 7 September

Canberra COVID-19 case numbers

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

Of these cases, 13 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters, with 6 under investigation. 7 of the 11 cases were in the community for part of their infectious period, and 2 are under investigation.

There are now 174 cases that have recovered during this outbreak, which means there are 230 active cases associated with this outbreak.

There are 8 patients in ACT hospitals, including 1 receiving intensive care support.

Canberra exposure locations 

We have over 330 active exposure locations listed. Please keep an eye on the website.

As of 9am this morning, ACT Health is working with over 1,400 Canberrans who are in quarantine from self-identifying as close contacts.

Canberra COVID-19 testing 

Over 3,400 were collected across both ACT Government and Capital Pathology sites and 2,669 negative teste were returned.

Changes to ACT COVID-19 testing clinics

A new testing centre will open at Garran Surge Centre, next to Canberra Hospital, at 2pm on Wednesday 8 September. From Thursday 9 September, it will operate from 7.30am-9pm.

Children of any age can be tested at his site.

The Access and Sensory Vaccination Clinic will move from the Garran Surge Centre to the Weston Creek Community Health Centre allowing it to expand its opening hours and offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments five days a week.

Both the Weston Creek Walk-in Centre COVID-19 Testing Clinic and Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic at Brindabella Business Park in the Canberra Airport will close today, but will be available again in the future if required.