22 March 2020

COVID-19 update – 22 March 2020

The Department of Health has reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 120.

The new cases include 19 females and 11 males, aged between 21 and 79. Of these new cases, two are from regional Western Australia, one from the Goldfields and one from the Midwest. This brings the total of number of regional cases to four.

The Department is in the process of interviewing these new cases to determine their travel history and to identify their close contacts. While contract tracing is still being carried out, the Department can confirm that travel history for some of these new cases includes Austria, UK, USA and Canada.

There are currently seven COVID-19 patients in Perth hospitals – three in Midland Public Hospital – one in a critical condition, one serious and one stable – three in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), one critical and one stable and one in Royal Perth Hospital in a stable condition.

To date, 9498 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19 – 1194 of these are from regional WA.

See WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19 and self-isolation.&

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