ACT records eight cases, all in isolation during infectious period

The ACT has recorded eight new COVID-19 cases, with all cases linked and in isolation for their infectious period for the first time since the start of the outbreak.

“We’re introducing an 8pm cut-off on case numbers, this allows us to provide the details on cases who were infectious whilst out the community,” ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said.

“In the first week of our outbreak, all cases were infectious in the community, but we are now in a position that the new cases that we are reporting … none were infectious in the community.

“This is the lockdown working, but we are, however, starting to see exposure sites post the start of the lockdown.”

Mr Barr said the lockdown has “significantly reduced the risk” of new exposure sites but the state should still expect to see more, and has been urged to “be careful when you’re outside your home”.