Canberra records eight new COVID-19 cases

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Eight new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the ACT.

It's the lowest number of new infections in the national capital for more than a week.

The number of people in hospital due to the virus has increased, rising to seven.

Of those, three are being treated in intensive care and all of those are on a ventilator.

Meanwhile, the latest figures reveal 97.5 per cent of the ACT's eligible population are fully vaccinated.

Testing numbers remained high, with 2618 negative tests received in the 24 hours to 9am on Thursday.

There are now 177 active cases in the Canberra community.

Further COVID-19 restrictions will be rolled back in the ACT, with indoor play centres able to reopen to the public from Friday.

Group bookings for the indoor spaces will also no longer be capped at 20 people.

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