NEW UPDATE 28/3: 71 cases now in the ACT
The ACT has recorded nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours (to Friday 27 March 12.18pm), bringing Canberra’s total to 62.
The new cases include six males and three females, aged between 21 and 73.
ACT Health is undertaking thorough contact tracing but can confirm that seven of the cases are linked to overseas travel, including cruise ships, and two are close contacts of confirmed cases.
There is currently no evidence of local transmission in the ACT.
Relevant flight details and confirmed case details will be uploaded to the health.act.gov.au website.
There have been 3,698 negative COVID-19 tests in the ACT to date.
There are currently five COVID-19 patients in the Canberra Hospital. The rest are isolating at home with ACT Health support.
A total of two cases have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from self-isolation.
ACT Health is continuing to take appropriate public health action in line with national guidelines.
ACT Health advises:
It’s important for Canberrans to remain calm and keep informed, and to keep focussed on the practical things we can all do to protect ourselves, our families and the most vulnerable in our community.
For the latest information go to health.act.gov.au.
For information on self-quarantine go to: health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/quarantine-and-isolation.
ACT Health encourage all Canberrans to continue to stay up to date on developments through the website and ACT Health social media channels.
People who are concerned and want further information on the virus, can also call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For details on how the ACT stats compare to other jurisdictions across Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website. This information is updated daily.