COVID-19 update – 5 April 2020

The Department of Health has reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the State’s total to 453.

Of these confirmed cases 16 are from metropolitan Perth and one is from the Great Southern region.

Three of today’s cases are related to cruise ships and six to overseas travel. Three are close contacts of confirmed cases, three are health care workers and five are still under investigation.

As with all new confirmed cases, contact tracing is underway.

There are currently 59 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Perth metropolitan hospitals, with 18 in ICU.

To date, 17,744 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19. Of these 2,680 are from regional WA.

WA has 148 recovered cases.

See WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19 and self-isolation.

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