Canberra's new COVID case numbers continue to fall, with 252 new infections reported in the 24 hours to 8pm on Wednesday.
According to the figures, there were 1463 active cases in the in the ACT on Wednesday, with 109 people in hospital, two in intensive care but none on a ventilator.
There were no COVID-related deaths reported.
Of Wednesday's new cases, ACT Health said that 132 were detected through PCR tests and 120 with rapid tests.
The total number of cases since March 2020 is 201,338.
On the previous day (Tuesday), there were 296 new cases and 1512 active cases.
The breakdown of new cases by age was:
Two Canberra schools are currently using remote learning because of a shortage of staff.
One class at Black Mountain School will have their last day at home on Friday, August 26.
The year 6 cohort at Margaret Hendry School has also been sent into remote learning until August 31.
In the week ending August 21, there were 216 cases of COVID-19 reported across 62 ACT public schools. This represents a large reduction in school-based cases compared to Term 2.
Looking across the nation, there were 29 COVID-related deaths in NSW reported on Wednesday, 5790 new cases and 1836 in hospital with 37 in ICU.
Rising rates of anxiety and depression caused by COVID-19 lockdowns could sap up to $7.4 billion from the NSW economy by 2025, a report suggests.
The cost comes as an estimated 171,615 more people in NSW reported mental health issues consistent with depression and anxiety in 2021 that were linked to lockdowns.
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