COVID-19 update – 28 May 2020

The Department of Health has today reported seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing the State’s total to 577.

Of these seven new cases, six are crew members from the Al Kuwait and one is a returned overseas traveller who is already in hotel quarantine.

Three of the Al Kuwait crew members tested positive while still onboard the ship and are being transferred to hotel quarantine. The other three crew members who tested positive are already in hotel quarantine after disembarking the ship yesterday.

An additional two crew members are being transferred from the ship into hotel quarantine as they had significant contact with crew members who have tested positive.

The 10 crew members remaining on the ship have been tested for COVID-19 and all crew members in hotel quarantine will also be tested.

There are now 18 active cases in Western Australia. Of the active cases one is a Western Australian, five are from interstate and 12 are crew members from the Al Kuwait.

To date, 550 people have recovered from the virus in WA, following one additional recovery overnight.

There are no confirmed COVID-19 patients in Perth hospitals.

Yesterday 974 people presented to WA COVID-19 clinics, and of these 903 were assessed and 882 were swabbed.

To date there have been 83,318 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 14,079 tests were carried out in regional WA.

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

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