News Coronavirus Canberra records 13 new cases of COVID-19

Canberra records 13 new cases of COVID-19

ACT COVID-19 cases
Three schools in Canberra have been visited by a positive COVID-19 case in recent days. Photo: AAP
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Thirteen new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the ACT as more schools in the national capital become impacted by the virus.

The latest health figures show there are six COVID patients in ACT hospitals, with two of those being treated in intensive care and on a ventilator.

Meanwhile, the full vaccination rate for Canberra has climbed to 94 per cent of those aged 12 and over.

The new virus figures come in the wake of three more schools in Canberra being visited by a positive case in recent days.

Health authorities announced on Wednesday a cluster of 17 cases had been detected at a separate campus in the city’s south.

All year groups had been able to return to classrooms from this week, following a staggered return to in-person learning after lockdown.

There are now 144 active cases in the community in the ACT.