Chief Minister Andrew Barr said 15 of the 26 were in quarantine for the entirety of their infectious period while at least seven were infectious in the community.
Speaking at a Saturday press conference Mr Barr noted there were 10 people in hospital with COVID-19, nine unvaccinated and one who had received just one dose.
ACT Health contact tracers are following up the activities of four positive cases to determine possible exposure sites and close contacts.
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On Friday the territory recorded 2,937 testing results which was deemed lower than it should be by the Chief Minister.
“We’d like to see that testing number get a little higher so please get tested if you have any symptoms,” he said.
The ACT now has over 400 exposure sites and more than 1,800 people in isolation as close contacts across the territory.
Chief Health Officer Kerryn Coleman revealed the cluster linked to the Bright Bees Learning Centre had grown to include 21 cases.
“Some of these may be attributed to the transmission that we are seeing within family groups,” she said. “That’s why it’s really really important that we all continue to quarantine, if required.”
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New changes for Canberra businesses came into effect on Saturday with people now allowed to visit waste disposal sites such as tips for essential reasons.
Shopping at hardware stores such as Bunnings have been limited after attendance rose during the lockdown triggering fears of virus transmission.
Mr Barr urged Canberrans against immediately taking advantage of eased restrictions arounds tips saying, “It’ll be there tomorrow and the day after”.
The ACT’s vaccine rollout could soon receive a boost with a new hub set to open at the AIS arena on September 3 with current forecasts estimating the site could administer 24,000 doses each week.
Mr Barr said Canberra’s outlook was unclear given the Greater Sydney outbreak which saw daily cases shoot over 1,000 again on Saturday.

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