05 May 2021

COVID-19 update 5 May 2021: Collie COVID-19 case confirmed as historical

WA Health has confirmed the Collie man who returned a very weak positive COVID-19 result yesterday is an historical case.

The man in his 30s poses no threat to community health and has not been included as a positive case in WA statistics.

The Collie resident had travelled back to Australia from Poland and quarantined in a Melbourne hotel for 14 days. He tested negative to COVID-19 in all his tests while in hotel quarantine.

On his return to Collie, he was retested as part of Vic Health’s follow-up of people post-quarantine.

He returned a very weak positive result, which is sometimes seen in people with old, recovered infections.

As a precaution, the man’s three closest contacts were asked to isolate pending further test results, including antibody tests.

All have been advised of the result and are no longer required to self-isolate.

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