Coronavirus crisis: No new cases but test picks up another historical COVID-19 case from Al Kuwait crew

The West Australian
The sheep ship Al Kuwait is docked at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal.
Camera IconThe sheep ship Al Kuwait is docked at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

There were zero new active cases of COVID-19 in WA overnight; however, the State’s total now stands at 586 after one historical case was identified through serology testing.

The historical case is a crew member from the Al Kuwait.

The WA Health Department said serology testing was performed on the man to determine whether his previous illness had been COVID-19, as part of a thorough investigation to determine potential sources of the cases on board the ship.

All 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait have been tested.

The 10 crew members on the ship have all tested negative to active infection.

The WA Health Department said the historical case is no longer infectious and does not carry any risk to the public of WA.

There remain 25 active cases in WA — one from WA, four from interstate and 20 are from overseas.

To date, 552 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There are no confirmed COVID-19 patients in Perth hospitals.

Yesterday, 772 people presented to WA COVID-19 clinics, and of these 719 were assessed and 713 were swabbed.

To date there have been 89,202 COVID-19 tests performed in WA.

Of those, 15,326 tests were carried out in regional WA.

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