New virus case was infectious in Gungahlin store

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CANBERRA’S newest confirmed coronavirus case was infectious when he went into a Gungahlin store on Monday (July 6).  

The man, who is in his 20s, is the ACT’s 112th case. He follows three new cases recorded yesterday (July 8).

Prior to having symptoms but during the infectious period, ACT Health say he went into the Vodafone store in Gungahlin on Monday, July 6, between 3pm and 3.30pm. 

The man is currently in quarantine and has been cooperating with ACT Health as they undergo contact tracing. He is a close contact to the three coronavirus cases confirmed yesterday. 

ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman says the risk to the broader community is low, including the risk to staff and the public who were in the Vodafone store at the same time as this individual. However, she says, anyone who attended this location during these times should monitor themselves for symptoms. 

ACT Health is following up with management of the store. 

There are now four active COVID-19 cases in the ACT.  

The number of negative tests in the ACT is now 33,740.

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