Canberra records 52 new Covid cases with majority contagious in the community and two deaths
Two more people have died in Canberra during the ACT’s latest coronavirus outbreak, as the area registers 52 new infections.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr confirmed on Friday that two COVID-positive patients from the Calvary Haydon Retirement Community had died.
They were in their 80’s and were receiving care at the end of their lives.
Two more people have died in Canberra during the latest ACT coronavirus outbreak as the area registers 52 new infections
Mr Barr announced 52 new infections within 24 hours to 8 p.m. Thursday.
At least 31 were contagious in the community and 17 were in quarantine the entire time.
“Today’s increase in cases will come as a shock to many, but it is an important reminder that the virus is still very active in our community,” Mr Barr said.
The two fatalities bring the ACT’s cumulative death toll to six since the start of the pandemic.
A man in his 90s died in September while receiving palliative care.