31 May 2020

COVID-19 update – 31 May 2020

The Department of Health has reported three new active cases of COVID-19 overnight bringing the State’s total to 589.

Of the new cases one is a three-year-old child from Western Australia, one is a female in her 60s also from Western Australia and one is a male in his 30s from interstate.

All cases are recently returned overseas travellers and are currently in hotel quarantine. The child is a known contact of a confirmed case.

One person, a known case from the Al Kuwait who had been in hotel quarantine, was admitted to a Royal Perth Hospital ward overnight.

There are 28 active cases in Western Australia. Of the active cases, three are Western Australian, five are from interstate and 20 are from overseas.

To date, 552 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 524 people presented to WA COVID-19 clinics; of these 501 were assessed and 498 were swabbed as a result of the assessment.

Around 800 asymptomatic people were also tested yesterday through the DETECT Snapshot program.

To date there have been 91,530 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 15,754 were from regional WA.

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