26 March 2020

COVID-19 update – 26 March 2020

The Department of Health has reported the second death in Western Australia related to COVID-19.

A male in his 70s has passed away at Joondalup Health Campus after testing positive for COVID-19. The man was receiving care within an isolation room prior to his death. He was a cruise ship passenger.

Overnight, an additional 26 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the State’s total to 231.

The new cases include 17 males and 9 females, aged between 7 and 81. This includes one new case from the Pilbara.

Of these 26 cases four are passengers from cruise ships including the Ruby Princess, Sun Princess and Voyager of the Seas.

The Department is in the process of interviewing all additional new cases to determine their travel history and to identify their close contacts.

To date, 11,288 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19 – 1,516 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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