ACT COVID-19 Update: 3 new cases, total 96


NEW UPDATE JULY 8: Three new COVID-19 cases in ACT; links to Melbourne hotspot

The ACT has recorded three new confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the Territory’s total to 96.

The new cases consist of two males and one female, aged between 25 to 55. Two of the new cases are linked to overseas travel, and the other is under investigation.

There are currently six COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals, and the ACT has recorded two deaths to COVID-19.

A total of 28 cases have recovered from COVID-19 and have been released from self-isolation. The remainder are isolating at home with ACT Health support.

There have been 5,258 negative COVID-19 tests in the ACT to date. 

The new case under investigation had no travel history. The investigation is in its early stages and the team are working to find the source.

It’s important that people continue to physically distance. Make sure you’re aware of the symptoms and if you are feeling unwell, quarantine yourself and contact your GP.

General information

ACT Health is continuing to take appropriate public health action in line with national guidelines.  

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.  

The ACT Government has established a new dedicated COVID- 19 website for all information about the health and economic response to the pandemic in the ACT. For further information, visit

The government encourages all Canberrans to continue to stay up to date on developments through the new COVID-19 website, as well as 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.  

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