The ACT recorded fewer new cases of COVID-19 but has an increase in patients in intensive care on the second day after lockdown restrictions were eased.
The ACT has recorded 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Friday.
Of these cases, 14 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters.
There were 15 patients in ACT hospitals, including 10 in intensive care. On Thursday there were six people in intensive care and on Friday there were eight people in the ICU.
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said too many people were arriving at the emergency department who were already very sick with the virus.
"There are supports and treatments that can be put in place to help you if you come forward early with COVID-19, but once you get very sick, your chances of ending up in ICU, particularly if you're unvaccinated, are very real," Ms Stephen-Smith said.
"So please, particularly if you are unvaccinated and you start to get any symptoms of COVID-19, a cough, a sore throat, a fever or even a runny or blocked nose... definitely shortness of breath, please go and get tested for COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity, then we can enroll you if you have got COVID into the COVID care at home program."
The daily COVID-19 update did not include the number of people who were infectious in the community and posed a risk of transmission to others.
Ms Stephen-Smith said more detail information would be provided weekly on Tuesdays as part of the chief health officer's epidemiological update.
"The advantage of doing it weekly is that, other than for that particular day... the case investigation team have had an opportunity to do that investigation so there'll actually be a much clearer and fuller picture for the week of what it looks like in terms of people who might have been infections in the community and people who are linked or unlinked to known cases."
There are currently 495 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory and the total number of cases for this outbreak has reached 1414.
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There were 2373 negative tests returned in the past 24 hours.
Of Canberrans aged 12 years and over, 77.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Immunocompromised people can get a referral from their regular GP to get a third dose of a vaccine. If their GP does not do vaccinations, doctors should refer patients to one of the respiratory assessment clinics that does GP-based vaccinations.
From midday Saturday, ACT residents will be allowed to travel to more parts of regional NSW for any reason without having to quarantine on their return. This includes the South Coast, Southern Highlands and the Snowy Monaro regions.
Canberrans need to be fully vaccinated and follow NSW rules while travelling.
People with an exemption request for travel from the expanded list of approved postcodes will no longer need an exemption.
Individuals that have an exemption application currently in the system will be told via email that their exemption has now been withdrawn. They do not need to wait for a notification from ACT Health to travel in the approved postcodes.
"Whenever people travel, they should be especially vigilant in monitoring for symptoms, get tested immediately with even mild symptoms and keep checking for updates about where they have been," an ACT government spokesperson said in a statement.
Meanwhile, New South Wales recorded 319 locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 and another two deaths.
Victoria had another day of high case numbers with 1993 new local cases and seven death.
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