COVID in WA: State records lowest daily count since mid-March


WA has recorded the lowest number of daily COVID infections in three months.

Monday’s numbers showed 4,802 new cases, bringing the state’s number of active infections to 38,693.

The number hasn’t been this low since March 14 when 4037 new cases were registered in WA.

The latest report included two new deaths dating back to June 5. They were both women in their 80s.

COVID hospitalizations also fell from 261 to 253 overnight.

The number of people in intensive care remains at seven.

Of the 4802 cases, 1138 were from PCR tests and 3664 from RATs.

There were also fewer than 5,000 PCR tests in clinics on Sunday.

Of the new infections, nearly 4,000 came from Perth’s metro and shell regions, bringing the total number of active infections in the area to 31,391.

The Southwest had nearly 300 new infections, bringing the active total to about 2,500.

And the Midwest had 150 new infections. The Kimberley only registered about two dozen cases overnight.

WA has recorded 819,864 COVID infections since the start of the pandemic.

Anyone with symptoms is urged to get tested and isolate until everything is clear.

Eligible individuals can enroll for a vaccine through the Vaccinate WA website.