A baby at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children has tested positive to COVID-19.

The child in the special care nursey tested positive to the virus overnight.

The facility is now undergoing deep cleaning with the family of the child and staff who’ve come into contact with the child are now undergoing testing.

It’s unclear how the baby contracted the virus with contact tracing investigations ongoing.

The news comes as the ACT recorded 28 new infections and 1 death on Wednesday.

A woman in her 70’s who was receiving end of life care at the Calvary Haydon Aged Care facility succumbed to the virus.

She comes the 6th COVID related death in Canberra during the current delta outbreak of COVID-19 and now the 9th death in the ACT since the pandemic began.

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