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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Canberra COVID-19 update: 3 new cases; total 80

UPDATE 1/4: four new cases

The three new confirmed ACT cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 recorded in the past 24 hours are all linked to overseas travel, including on cruise ships. The ACT’s one recorded death to COVID-19 (announced yesterday) has been confirmed as having contracted the Coronavirus on the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

After further testing, one of the ACT’s “under investigation” cases has been determined to not have COVID-19 and has been removed from the ACT’s confirmed case total.

This brings the ACT’s total number of confirmed cases to 80.  

The new cases consist of two males and one female, aged between 27 and 57.

There is one case still under investigation by ACT Health. 

There remains no evidence of community transmission in the ACT. 

There are currently six COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals. The rest are isolating at home with ACT Health support. 

A total of three 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. 

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. 

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 www.covid19.act.gov.au.  

ACT Health 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 statistics compare to other jurisdictions across Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website. This information is updated daily. 

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