03 August 2020

COVID-19 update – 3 August 2020

The Department of Health has reported no new case of COVID-19 in Western Australia overnight. The State’s total case count remains at 641.

There are six active cases in the State – five Western Australians and one from overseas.

To date, 626 confirmed cases have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 433 people presented to WA COVID-19 clinics – 420 were assessed and 418 were swabbed.

There have been 257,582 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 43,335 were from regional WA.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

NB: WA has changed the way cases of COVID-19 are reported, bringing WA reporting closer into line with other Australian jurisdictions. Daily reporting will now include only confirmed cases diagnosed by nose and throat swabs.

Historical cases (diagnosed through a blood test and indicative of infection in the past) are no longer infectious and present no risk to the community. Historical cases will be removed from the State total, meaning the total case count will decrease.

The Department will continue to publish historic cases on its website.

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