ACT records 16 new cases, just three in isolation while infectious

There are 16 new coronavirus cases in the ACT, with at least 11 of those infectious in the community. Nine are linked to known infections and just three people were in quarantine for their entire infectious period. There are 10 people in hospital with the virus in the territory and two people are in ICU on ventilators. READ MORE: Violent construction protest infiltrated with 'neo-Nazis', fake tradies More mental health support has been announced by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr today. Short-term funding will be given to community programs, financial services, young people with moderate to severe mental illness, people affected by eating disorders, and First Nations people, asylum seekers and refugees. Longer-term funding will go to face-to-face and digital mental health services for young people, support for parents, a needle and syringe program, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation. https://twitter.com/ACTHealth/status/1440131254859358209Mr Barr said people in the territory ..

There are 16 new coronavirus cases in the ACT, with at least 11 of those infectious in the community.

Nine are linked to known infections and just three people were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.

There are 10 people in hospital with the virus in the territory and two people are in ICU on ventilators.

READ MORE: Violent construction protest infiltrated with 'neo-Nazis', fake tradies

A statue of former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies seen wearing a face mask, along Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

More mental health support has been announced by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr today.

Short-term funding will be given to community programs, financial services, young people with moderate to severe mental illness, people affected by eating disorders, and First Nations people, asylum seekers and refugees.

Longer-term funding will go to face-to-face and digital mental health services for young people, support for parents, a needle and syringe program, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation.

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Mr Barr said people in the territory are keen to get a vaccine but supply is slowing things down.

"We have almost no vaccine hesitancy in the ACT," he said.

"The only thing stopping some people getting vaccinated at the moment is access to a vaccine," he said.

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