Canberra coronavirus outbreak grows

Canberra’s COVID-19 cluster has grown to 10 cases, ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith confirms.

We’re expecting an update from Chief Minister Andrew Barr at 11.45am this morning, but the news about a positive case linked to Lyneham High School in the city’s inner north has been reported already.

Stephen-Smith says with a growing list of exposure sites around the capital, more cases should be expected.

“People can expect we will have a number of new cases to announce today. This is to be expected, and I think what your listeners need to be aware of is, that we’re likely to see new cases,” she tells ABC radio.

“This is delta strain, so when one person gets it, their close contacts are very likely… they’re going to spread that infection.“

Nearly 3 per cent of the ACT population got tested on the first two days of lockdown and thousands more are expected on Monday.

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