05 August 2020

COVID-19 update – 5 August 2020

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 in Western Australia overnight, bringing the State’s total to 642.

The man in his 60s is a returned traveller from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

There are now seven active cases in the State – five Western Australians, one from interstate and one from overseas.

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

Yesterday 789 people presented to WA COVID-19 clinics – 761 were assessed and 760 were swabbed.

There have been 263,076 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 44,103 were from regional WA.

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

Note: 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 have been removed from the State total. The Department will continue to publish historic cases on its website.

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