17 November 2021

ACT records six new COVID cases; no schools added to exposure sites list

| Lottie Twyford
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Burns Club, Kambah

The Star Buffet at the Burns Club in Kambah is listed as an exposure site for 13 November between 8 pm and 9 pm. Photo: Region Media.

The ACT has recorded six new cases of COVID-19 to 8 pm last night.

A total of 2173 negative tests were returned in the past 24 hours.

Yesterday the ACT had 12 new cases.

There are 173 active cases in the ACT, including three people in hospital, one in ICU and one requires ventilation.

According to ACT Health, 96.6 per cent of Canberrans (aged 12 and above) are now fully vaccinated.

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The total number of exposed schools stands at 21 (excluding the Canberra Girls Grammar School Boarding House which was also listed as an exposure site last week).

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ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman yesterday confirmed 89 cases are linked to schools with a number of other clusters emerging in the community.

As of yesterday, 11 cases are linked to the LDK Construction Site in Greenway and five cases are linked to the St Andrews Village aged care facility in Hughes. That centre is now in lockdown.

There are 207 people in hospital with COVID and 33 in ICU.

Of the state’s 16-plus population, 91.3 per cent are fully vaccinated, and 73.9 per cent of the 12 to 15 population are fully vaccinated.

Yesterday, NSW recorded 212 new cases and two deaths.

In Victoria, there are 996 new cases and nine deaths.

Yesterday, the state recorded 797 new cases and eight deaths.

Around 87 per cent of the state’s 12-plus population is now fully vaccinated.

There are 357 people in hospital with COVID, 58 in ICU and 35 require ventilation.

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