WA records more than 6000 new COVID-19 cases with 43 in Great Southern

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Forty-three new local COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the Great Southern region on Wednesday as WA recorded more than 6000 new daily infections for the first time since the start of the pandemic and its fifth Omicron-related death.

WA Health confirmed 6062 new cases of COVID-19 had been reported across the State in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday.

This pushed WA’s active caseload to 28,772 and the Great Southern region to 192.

A woman in her 80s who tested positive for COVID has died, it was also confirmed on Wednesday.

The woman was a resident at an aged care home when she contracted the virus and she was transferred to hospital.

According to Federal Health Department records, this is the first COVID-related death in an aged-care facility in WA for the entire pandemic.

It comes after another woman in her 80s was revealed to have died with COVID on Sunday.

On Wednesday, there were 123 people with COVID in hospital and two patients in intensive care.

There were 112 hospitalisations and five people in ICU on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, there were 18 COVID-19 exposure sites listed across Albany, Denmark, Mount Barker, Bremer Bay and Walpole on the Healthy WA website.

GREAT SOUTHERN EXPOSURE SITES:

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LOCATION: Denmark Dinosaur World, 51 Bandit Road, Bow Bridge

TIME: Monday, March 7, 10.15am to 1pm

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LOCATION: Bremer Bay Caravan Park, 72 Bremer Bay Road, Bremer Bay

TIME: Friday, March 4, 9.30pm to Monday, March 7, 7am

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LOCATION: The Dam restaurant, 305 Wentworth Road, Ocean Beach

TIME: Sunday, March 6, 1pm to 3pm

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LOCATION: Hybla Tavern, 11 Flinders Parade, Middleton Beach

TIME: Sunday, March 6, 4pm to 5pm

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LOCATION: Bremer Bay Brewing Company, Seadragon Avenue, Bremer Bay

TIME: Sunday, March 6, 12.30pm to 2pm

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LOCATION: The Telegraph on Bremer cafe, 3 Bremer Bay Road, Bremer Bay

TIME: Sunday, March 6, 10am to 11am

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LOCATION: Albany City Cart Club, Albany Highway (2km south of airport entrance)

TIME: Sunday, March 6, 930am to 330pm

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LOCATION: Albany Indian, Tandoori Restaurant, 75 Frederick Street, Albany

TIME: Sunday, March 6, 5pm to 6pm

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LOCATION: Boston Brewing Co, 678 South Coast Highway

TIME: Saturday, March 5, 6pm to Sunday, March 6, 9pm

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LOCATION: Bremer Bay Resort, 1 Frantom Way, Bremer Bay

TIME: Saturday, March 5, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

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LOCATION: The Grocery Store Cafe, 41 Lowood Road, Mount Barker

TIME: Friday, March 4, 10.15am to 10.45am

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LOCATION: Albany PCYC, 77 Sanford Road, Albany

TIME: Friday, March 4, 12pm to Sunday, March 6, 12pm (site used as accommodation)

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LOCATION: Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park, 1 Rest Point Road, Walpole

TIME: Friday, March 4, 2pm to Monday, March 7, 10am

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LOCATION: BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park, 8 Medcalf Parade, Albany

TIME: Friday, March 4, 10am to Sunday, March 6, 10am

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LOCATION: Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park, 1 Rest Point Road, Walpole

TIME: Friday, March 4, 2pm to Monday, March 7, 10am

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LOCATION: Museum of the Great Southern, Residency Road, Albany

TIME: Sunday, March 6, 11am to 12pm

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LOCATION: Six Degrees Bar and Restaurant, 70 Stirling Terrace, Albany

TIME: Saturday, March 5, 6.15pm to 8.30pm

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LOCATION: Albany’s Historic Whaling Station and Cafe, 81 Whaling Station Road, Albany

TIME: Saturday, March 5, 11am to 1.30pm

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LOCATION: Lola Loves Lloyd, 37 Lowood Road, Mount Barker

TIME: Friday, March 4, 11am to 11.10am

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ADVICE FOR ALL SITES: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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