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Friday, May 14, 2021

No COVID-19 cases remain in ACT hospitals

There are currently no patients in Canberra Hospitals with COVID-19, while no new cases of COVID-19 were recorded overnight.  

There have now been 89 cases recovered from COVID-19 who have been released from self-isolation.

All active cases are isolating at home with ACT Health support.  

With the Territory’s total still at 103, This is now over 85% of all confirmed cases in the ACT. The last new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the ACT was announced on 13 April.

The ACT has recorded three deaths.

The number of negative tests in the ACT is now 6893.

As at 6am today, 19 April, there have been 6,586 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia. There have been 53 new cases in the country since 6am yesterday.

Of the 6,586 confirmed cases in Australia, 69 have died and 4,163 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. More than 411,000 tests have been conducted across Australia.

Remaining vigilant

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman thanked Canberrans for their continued efforts but emphasised the need to keep up the good work.

“We are in a very good position, but I remind people not to become complacent,” Dr Coleman said.

“We must continue to only go out for essential reasons, comply with the rules of physical distancing and practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.

“This is not the time to travel or gather in large groups with family and friends.

“Maintaining these measures has helped us to flatten the curve and protect our most vulnerable community members.”

The ACT Government has established a dedicated COVID- 19 website for all information about the health and economic response to the pandemic in the ACT. For further information visit covid19.act.gov.au

The ACT Government’s COVID-19 Helpline is now live and will operate on 02 6207 7244 between 8am and 8pm daily.

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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