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Thirteen new cases and hospital numbers drop 

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

THE ACT has recorded 13 new cases in the past 24 hours and the number of people in hospital with covid has dropped to seven.

Eight are linked to already known cases and exposure sites while the rest remain under investigation. 

Eight of the new cases spent part of their infectious period in the community. 

The number of people in hospital with covid has dropped to seven. One person remains in intensive care on ventilation. 

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said more than 3000 covid tests were conducted yesterday (September 14), which sontinues to give ACT Health a good level of surveillance. 

On vaccinations, he said 70,000 people are still waiting for a first dose through an ACT government clinic with tens of thousands waiting at a GP or pharmacy. 

More than half of the ACT population aged 12 and above have now received two doses of the vaccine, he said. 

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