ACT testing numbers drop on first weekend of freedoms

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The ACT’s Chief Health Officer is concerned about a drop in COVID testing across the Territory.

The ACT recorded 33 new cases of COVID in the latest reporting period.

16 people are in hospital with nine in intensive care.

80% of the population will be fully vaccinated in the coming days, but health authorities are concerned about a drop in testing.

A reclassification in exposure locations saw the Saturday test numbers halve, with just 1,508 people coming forward.

Canberrans with symptoms are urged to get tested, ahead of further restrictions easing.