Current peak has passed but beware COVID-19's summer surge, Andrew Barr says

Sarah Lansdown
Jasper Lindell
By Sarah Lansdown, and Jasper Lindell
Updated August 7 2022 - 6:34am, first published August 4 2022 - 7:30pm
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said health authorities expected a new peak of infections to coincide with the northern hemisphere winter. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Health authorities are increasingly confident the ACT has passed the peak of its winter COVID-19 wave, but Chief Minister Andrew Barr warned the next peak would come in summer.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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