ACT Coronavirus COVID-19 update: 6 new cases; total 77

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UPDATE 30/3: ACT records first coronavirus death

There have been six new confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the ACT’s total to 77 as at 29 March 12.12pm.

The new cases include four males and two females, aged between 19 and 82.

ACT Health is undertaking thorough contact tracing but can confirm that three of the new cases are linked to overseas travel, two are close contacts of confirmed cases and one is currently under investigation by Health Protection Services.

There remains no evidence of local transmission in the ACT.

There have been 4,230 negative COVID-19 tests in the ACT to date.

There are currently six COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals. 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.

Nationally, there have been 3,809 confirmed cased of COVID-19 in Australia as at 6am today, Sunday 29 March, an increase of 431 new cases in the past 24 hours, since 6am yesterday.

Of the 3,809 confirmed cases in Australia, 14 have died from COVID-19. More than 209,000 tests have been conducted across Australia.

General information

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.

All flight details of confirmed cases are available on the ACT Health website via www.health.act.gov.au.

For information on self-quarantine go to: https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/quarantine-and-isolation

We 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.

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