COVID-19 update – 1 April 2020

The Department of Health has reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 392.

Seventeen new cases are from the Perth metropolitan area, nine are from regional Western Australia and two are under investigation.

Seven of the confirmed cases are travellers who have returned from overseas – three are from cruise ships, one from domestic travel, eight are close contacts of confirmed cases and nine are still under investigation.

Of the nine new regional cases, six are from the Kimberley region and five of those are health workers – three in Broome, one in Kununurra and one in Halls Creek.

As with all new confirmed cases, contact tracing is underway and all cases are self-isolating.

There are currently 54 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Perth metropolitan hospitals, with 14 in ICU.

The number of recovered cases in WA is now 64.

To date, 15,130 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19. Of these 2,060 are from regional WA.

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

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