09 April 2020

COVID-19 update – 9 April 2020

The Department of Health has reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the State’s total to 495.

Of these confirmed cases 10 are from metropolitan Perth, two are from the Kimberley, one is from the Goldfields and one is from the Wheatbelt.

Ten of today’s cases are related to cruise ships (Artania and Costa Victoria) and overseas travel. Four are close contacts of confirmed cases.

As with all new confirmed cases, contact tracing is underway to ensure all close contacts have been notified and are self-isolating.

There are currently 34 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Perth metropolitan hospitals – of those 15 are in ICU.

To date, 20,217 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19. Of these 4,095 are from regional WA.

WA has 187 recovered cases.

See WA Health's HealthyWA website (external site) website for the latest information on COVID-19 and self-isolation.

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