Infection shock: ACT cases double in a day

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THE number of COVID-19 cases in the ACT has more than doubled in a day to 19 with the with chief health officer Kerryn Coleman announcing 10 new cases.

The new cases are seven males and three females aged between 21 and 67.

ACT Health contact tracing of all positive test results, but can confirm that eight cases are linked to overseas travel, one is a known close contact of a previously confirmed case and one case follows interstate travel from Queensland.

Relevant flight details are to be uploaded to the website and anyone who has recently flown to Canberra is urged to review it. .

There have been 2,395 negative COVID-19 tests in the ACT as at midday Sunday (March 22).

There are currently two COVID-19 patients being cared for in hospital in Canberra. The remainder are isolating at home with the support of ACT Health.




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