Most of today’s active COVID-19 cases are from overseas, plus four from WA and five from interstate

Geraldton Guardian
Contractors to Rio Tinto have their temperatures taken before boarding a flight at Perth Airport last week as part of COVID-19 testing measures.
Camera IconContractors to Rio Tinto have their temperatures taken before boarding a flight at Perth Airport last week as part of COVID-19 testing measures. Credit: Danella Bevis/The West Australian

There has been one new active case of COVID-19 overnight and another historical case has been identified through testing, taking Western Australia’s tally to 591 confirmed cases.

The new active case is a woman in her 30s who has been in hotel quarantine since returning from overseas, the Department of Health said in a statement today.

The historical case was a man in his 40s from the Kimberley who was a known contact of a positive case. He was cleared in April.

There are 29 active cases in WA, including four West Australians. Five cases are from interstate and the remaining 20 are from overseas.

Of the active cases, 28 are in hotel quarantine, and one — a crew member from the live export ship Al Kuwait who had been in hotel quarantine — is in Royal Perth Hospital.

Nine people have died from COVID-19 in WA and 553 and have recovered.

Yesterday, 548 people attended COVID-19 clinics in WA, where 528 were swabbed after being assessed.

About 360 asymptomatic people were also tested through the DETECT Snapshot program.

There have been 94,001 COVID-19 tests performed in WA — 16,175 were from regional WA.

For more information on COVID-19, visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website or call the Coronavirus Information Helpline on 13 268 43.

A snapshot of statistics from the Western Australian Department of Health can be viewed here.

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