Coronavirus crisis: Toddler among three new active COVID-19 case

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Three have been three new COVID-19 cases overnight.
Camera IconThree have been three new COVID-19 cases overnight. Credit: Ian Munro

A COVID-19 positive crew member from the Al Kuwait livestock ship has been admitted to Royal Perth Hospital after their condition deteriorated yesterday.

Three new cases of coronavirus — including a three-year-old WA child — have also been diagnosed among returning overseas travellers.

The other new confirmed patients are a female in her 60s, also from WA, and a man in his 30s from interstate.

All three are currently in hotel quarantine and the child is a known contact of a previously confirmed case.

There are now 28 active cases in WA, including 20 from the Al Kuwait.

The crew member, who was admitted to RPH overnight, is the only patient currently receiving treatment in a hospital.

Of the remaining cases, all of whom have recently returned from overseas travel, three are West Australians and the remaining five are from interstate.

On Saturday 524 people presented to WA COVID-19 clinics, of whom 498 were swabbed for the disease.

About 800 people without symptoms were also randomly tested yesterday through the DETECT Snapshot program.

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