Case numbers and hospitalisations remain high in the ACT, as Canberra Hospital patients continue to be moved to private hospitals and aged care facilities to free up beds.
There were 160 people with COVID-19 in hospital in the 24 hours to Tuesday 8pm.
Of those, four patients are in the ICU and two are on ventilation.
The ACT recorded 961 new COVID-19 cases, with a rolling average of 1101.
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Canberra hospitals are struggling under the strain of high COVID-19 numbers, with 70 patients to be transferred to private hospitals or aged care facilities.
Workforce shortages are also adding pressure, with the system running with less than up to a quarter of their usual staffing numbers.
Education officials in the ACT are seeking advice from the government's health experts on whether to extend mask-wearing recommendations to students.
Canberra's Catholic schools could also cancel excursions, camps and other extracurricular activities as they try to prepare for an expected wave of COVID cases.
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