The ACT is inching closer to the end of its nine-week lockdown with authorities flagging some major changes ahead of October 15.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr will put an end to daily COVID case number updates as vaccinations rates reach unexpectedly high levels.
There were 28 new cases in the ACT in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday.
Out of the total cases, 22 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters with 14 of these household contacts.
Nine cases were in quarantine during their whole infectious period and 16 have been assessed as presenting a risk of transmission to others.
Mr Barr said case numbers would stretch into the hundreds once the territory opened up and the virus became endemic.
However, vaccination rates in the high-90s should cushion the health system from a surge of hospitalisation and death.
Mr Barr also flagged changes to contact tracing systems and a potential expansion of the capital region's travel bubble
Canberra has hit the 70 per cent fully vaccinated mark, although daily case numbers continue to rise.
The territory is also at 97.8 per cent of Canberrans aged 12 and older with a first dose.
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