13 April 2020

COVID-19 update – 13 April 2020

The Department of Health has reported six new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 523.

Five of today’s cases are from metropolitan Perth and one is from the Wheatbelt.

All the new confirmed cases are related to overseas travel – five were on cruise ships (Artania and Costa Victoria) and one is a close contact of an overseas traveller.

As with all new confirmed cases, contact tracing is underway to ensure all close contacts are notified and advised of the requirement for them to self-isolate.

There are currently 38 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Perth metropolitan hospitals, 14 of whom are in ICU.

To date, 23,412 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19. Of these 4,812 are from regional WA.

WA has 251 recovered cases.

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

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