Coronavirus crisis: Two new local cases of COVID-19 in WA

Charlotte EltonThe West Australian
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WA has recorded two new local cases of COVID-19 today — both of whom were infectious in the community.

Both new cases are connected to known infections, Premier Mark McGowan posted on Facebook today.

“One of the new local cases is a woman linked to previously reported cases,” he posted.

“It is believed this case was infectious in the community and potential exposure sites will soon be added to the HealthyWA website.

“The other local case, also a woman, is a close contact of a previously reported case... it is believed this case was infectious in the community and contact tracers are working to identify potential exposure sites.”

Both women are in self-quarantine, along with their known close contacts.

Mr McGowan urged West Australians to check the latest list of exposure sites on the HealthyWA website. The Margaret River Chocolate Company in West Swan (not Margaret River) has already been added.

People who visited the site at various times on Monday and Thursday have been urged to get tested immediately and isolate.

WA also recorded seven new cases in quarantine. Six of the new reported cases acquired the virus interstate and one case is related to an overseas traveller.

94.7% of Western Australians aged 12 and over have had one dose of the vaccine. 87.3% of Western Australians aged 12 and over are double-dosed.

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