COVID-19 update – 16 May 2020

The Department of Health has reported no new active cases of COVID-19 overnight.

However, the State’s total now stands at 556 after two historical cases were identified through serology testing.

These are historical cases, that are no longer infectious and do not carry any ongoing risk to the public.

One case is related to a cruise ship and one is a close contact of a confirmed case.

There are six active cases across the State with one in regional WA.

To date, 541 people have recovered from the virus in WA and there is now one confirmed COVID-19 patient in a Perth hospital.

Yesterday, 561 people presented to WA COVID-19 clinics, and of these 527 were assessed and 525 were swabbed.

To date there have been 64,646 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 11,572 tests were carried out in regional WA.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website (external site) for the latest information on COVID-19.

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