01 April 2020

New heat map highlights COVID-19 hotspots

Western Australians will be able to see at a glance the State’s COVID-19 hotspots following the launch today of a new WA heat map.

The heat map is a graphical representation of COVID-19 case data to give Western Australians a quick impression of the location of cases in our State.

The map, which has been developed by the Department of Health, will highlight confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the State.

The map will display both regional and metropolitan activity by local government area (LGA).

Importantly, only Western Australian cases will be displayed, excluding numbers from cruise ships and other non-WA cases.

The map will not reveal the exact location of individual cases, ensuring patient confidentiality.

The map will be updated daily.

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