The ACT has recorded 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday.
Of these, 17 are linked to known cases or ongoing clusters.
There are 20 patients in ACT hospitals, including eight in intensive care.
Wednesday's figures bring the total number of cases for this outbreak to 1512. There are 446 active cases.
The ACT has hit 82 per cent of its eligible population who are fully vaccinated.
It's the second day in a row that the ACT has had 24 new cases. The number of people in hospital has risen (from 18), although there are now fewer in intensive care (from 10).
Further clarity on pathway forward
On Tuesday, the government announced it would allow all retail to open to customers from the end of the week.
The call was made after the ACT found itself out of step with surrounding NSW regions, where Canberrans could shop in-store from last Friday.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr on Tuesday said the decision had not been forced by NSW but showed the ACT was adapting to a changing public health reality.
"When facts change or the circumstance changes, we reserve the right, as we have throughout, to recalibrate our approach," Mr Barr said.
Chief health officer Kerryn Coleman said a rapid rise in second-dose vaccine coverage gave health authorities the confidence to relax more public health restrictions.
The ACT government has implemented another vaccine mandate for disability support workers in the territory.
Workers in this sector are required to get their first vaccine dose by November 1 and to be fully vaccinated by November 29.
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Reduction in testing
On Tuesday, Dr Coleman reiterated the importance of getting tested after testing levels have dropped in recent days. She said it was particularly important as the ACT's lockdown was lifted and there was more movement in the community.
There were fewer than 2000 tests conducted on Tuesday.
Part of the reason for the drop could be attributed to the fact the ACT relaxed how casual contact settings were defined, which has resulted in fewer exposure sites. Health authorities have also stopped reporting sites where people were told to monitor for symptoms.
Victoria recorded 1841 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths in the 24 hours to midnight.
There were 78,928 tests conducted during the period, which was up on yesterday's 68,702 tests.
From midnight on Wednesday, those in NSW who are fully vaccinated can travel to Victoria without needing to quarantine.
Relaxed requirements now apply to fully vaccinated travellers who have been in red or orange zones and the border bubble has been reinstated for Broken Hill and Shepparton.
NSW recorded 273 locally acquired virus cases and four more deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday.
Less than two weeks after the first easing of restrictions, Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant warned an expected rise in case numbers was yet to come.
The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 has dropped, with 589 in hospital including 128 in intensive care and 69 on ventilators.
The fall in the number of people in hospital and in intensive care was also a relief for staff who have been working in a system under stress for months.
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