12/05/2022 - 10:15

WA COVID cases climb by 16,670

12/05/2022 - 10:15

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Western Australia has recorded another 16,670 COVID cases overnight, sending the number of active infections in the state beyond 75,000 for the first time since the pandemic began.

WA COVID cases climb by 16,670
The latest figures take the total number of active cases across WA to 75,581.

Western Australia has recorded another 16,670 COVID cases overnight, sending the number of active infections in the state beyond 75,000 for the first time since the pandemic began.

The figures were released this morning by WA Health alongside six historical deaths, including two women in their 90s, two women in their 80s, a man in his 60s, and a woman in her 50s.

There are currently 275 people with COVID-19 in hospital, eight of whom are being treated in ICU.

The latest figures take the total number of active cases across WA to 75,581.

Today’s cases come as the state continues to report its highest case numbers since the pandemic began more than two years ago, with a record 17,033 new infections reported yesterday.

Though the daily case numbers far exceed those predicted by the state’s health modelling, the number of hospitalisations and ICU admissions remain far lower.

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