COVID-19 case confirmed in Mid West Western Australia

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WA Premier Mark McGowan addresses media on the COVID-19 pandemic today.
Camera IconWA Premier Mark McGowan addresses media on the COVID-19 pandemic today. Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

The first coronavirus case in the Mid West of Western Australia has been confirmed.

The Department of Health announced yesterday that among 30 new cases of COVID-19 in Western Australia there was a confirmed case in the state’s Mid West.

A Department of Health spokeswoman said she was unable to say where the confirmed case originated but the patient was being treated.

The Goldfields region also reported its first confirmed case on Sunday.

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The spokeswoman also confirmed a COVID-19 clinic was planned for Geraldton but at the time of going to press yesterday, she was unable to confirm the specifics.

The first regional COVID-19 clinic opened at the Bunbury Health Campus on Thursday.

As of this morning, 9498 people had tested negative for the virus, with 120 confirmed cases in Western Australia.

The Government of Western Australia has declared both a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Helpful sites for coronavirus updates:

- The Geraldton Guardian: Local news and updates

- The West Australian: Live blog and latest reports

- City of Greater Geraldton: Affected city programs, shows and events

- State Government: HealthyWA and Coronavirus info

- Federal Government: Commonwealth Department of Health and National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

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