COVID in WA: Cases drop as another Western Australian dies with the virus

The state’s COVID cases dropped to 4,052 overnight as another Western Australian was reported dead with the virus.

A woman in her 40s died of COVID on June 6, but her death was reported to WA Health on Friday.

Her death comes after 5311 infections on Friday and Thursday broke the devastating news that 14 Western Australians had succumbed to the deadly virus.

There are 13 people battling the virus in WA’s intensive care units and a total of 277 people with COVID-19 are in hospital.

The state has 32,666 active cases and marked a total of 847,823 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The daily cases were confirmed by 2781 self-reported positive rapid antigen tests and 1271 positive PCR tests out of a total of 6369 performed on Friday.

In the regions, the Perth Metro recorded 3,223 of the new cases, while the Southwest was 325.

The Midwest had 120 new infections, Great Southern and Wheatbelt each registered 84, Goldfields had 70, Pilbara marked 66 and Kimberley had the lowest number of new cases with 34.

The remaining 46 COVID cases had not yet been assigned to a residential zip code, and the data will need to be reconfigured while the information is verified.

On Saturday, WA Health officially changed their reporting periods to end at 6 p.m. to align them with other jurisdictions.

Anyone experiencing symptoms is urged to get tested immediately and isolate until they get a negative result.