COVID-19 in WA: Seven more deaths overnight as case numbers fall

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WA has reported another seven deaths from COVID-19 as the number of new cases fell slightly.

The Health Department recorded a total of of 5548 new cases in the latest update, down from 5921 the previous day.

The deaths, which were reported to WA Health on Wednesday but date back to May 24, included three women in their 90s, a man in his 90s, one man in his 80s and two men in their 70s.

Up to 6pm Wednesday, there were 219 people diagnosed with COVID-19 being looked after in hospital.

Eleven of those were in intensive care.

The number of active cases in WA has grown slightly to 27,426, up from 27,132, but well down on the 58,685 reported four weeks ago.

A total of 7051 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics on Wednesday.

Of the daily cases, 1969 were confirmed via PCR tests and the remaining 3579 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

The Perth Metro recorded 4610 of the new cases, the South West 320, the Midwest had 127, the Wheatbelt recorded 93 and the Great Southern reported 110.

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