Children among 35 new cases of COVID-19

Two children are among 35 Western Australians who have tested positive for COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total number of cases to 175.

Both children were from the metropolitan area.

The new cases, 18 males and 17 females, were aged from four to 76 and five of the cases were from regional WA – two from the Kimberley and the others from the Midwest, Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions.

Of the latest cases, eight had been passengers on the Ruby Princess and four on Ovation of the Seas.

A further seven cases were associated with overseas travel that included the UK, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, New Zealand and Mauritius.

The Department of Health is interviewing the remaining new cases to determine travel history and trace close contacts.

There are currently 11 COVID-19 patients in Perth hospitals – five at Fiona Stanley Hospital, while Sir Charles Gairdner, Royal Perth and Midland hospitals each have two patients.

To date, 10,353 Western Australians have tested negative to COVID-19.

The Department of Health is urging all Western Australians to:

  • practise good personal hygiene and social distancing
  • practise social (spatial) distancing; and
  • stay at home – away from others if at all unwell.

See WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

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