Coronavirus crisis: Cruise links to historical WA virus cases as our COVID-19 count drops to two

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Three historical cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Western Australia, but only two remain active in the state, with the regions now case-free.

WA recorded no new cases overnight for the ninth consecutive day.

The Health Department said two of the historical cases were related to cruise ships and had recovered before returning to WA, while the other had travelled overseas and also had contact with a confirmed case.

She self-isolated when she was ill as a precaution.

All three cases, which were identified through blood tests, are no longer infectious and do not carry any ongoing risk to the public.

They bring the state's total to 560.

The two people whose cases are active are not in hospital.

Meanwhile, Premier Mark McGowan continues to resist pressure to open interstate borders, saying they will remain closed for months.

He also urges Western Australians to be patient as the state government considers gradually loosening other restrictions after reducing intrastate travel bans on Monday.

"I'm pretty keen to get as much normality back in place as quickly as we can but we also want to make sure we don't risk any outbreaks," Mr McGowan told reporters on Friday.

"What you've seen in Victoria and NSW is continued community transmission - we just don't want to risk that at all."

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