Twenty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the ACT in the 24 hours to 8pm Wednesday.
There were 21 Canberrans in ACT hospitals to 8pm on Wednesday night, including 10 in intensive care. Eight people were receiving ventilation.
This brings the total number of cases for this outbreak to 1540. There were 425 active cases on Thursday, down from 446 active cases on Wednesday.
There were 2048 negative tests in the 24-hour reporting period to 9am on Thursday.
Of Canberrans aged 12 and above, 83.1 per cent have been fully vaccinated.
Vaccine mandates for targeted workforces
The ACT government on Wednesday announced a vaccine mandate for disability support workers and in-home and community aged care workers.
Workers in these sectors will be required to have had their first vaccine dose by November 1 and be fully vaccinated by November 29 under a new public order.
Meanwhile, a Canberra principal appeared in a video criticising the vaccine mandate for ACT school staff.
Victoria has recorded 2232 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths in the 24 hours to midnight.
Case numbers are a big jump on the previous few days numbers which have all remained below 2000 since last Friday, October 15.
There are now 22,889 active cases across the state.
NSW case numbers have jumped back over 300 after two days below that mark, with one death added to the state's COVID-19 toll.
Two new international arrivals joined 372 locally acquired COVID-19 infections, taking the state's 24-hour total to 374.
Across the state 124 people are in intensive care, with 523 people requiring treatment in hospital.
Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in the ACT and the lockdown is free for anyone to access. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: