10/05/2022 - 10:24

WA COVID cases hit new record high

10/05/2022 - 10:24

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New COVID cases in Western Australia have surged by more than 12,300 overnight, with the state setting a new record for the second consecutive day.

WA COVID cases hit new record high
Today’s figures take the total number of active cases to 61,775.

New COVID cases in Western Australia have surged by more than 12,300 overnight, with the state setting a new record for the second consecutive day.

In a statement released this morning, WA Health reported 12,390 new cases and six historical deaths in the past 24 hours, including two women and a man in their 80s, a man in his 70s and two women in their 60s.

Today’s figures take the total number of active cases to 61,775.

There are now 286 people with COVID-19 in hospital, eight of whom are being treated in ICU.

It comes after daily COVID cases in WA surpassed the 10,000 mark for the second time, with 10,394 new infections reported yesterday.

Today's case surge well exceeds the 10,000 case peak anticipated by the state's health modelling.

But the number of hospitalisations and ICU admissions are tracking well below those predicted by the modelling, which expected 443 hospitalisations and 56 ICU admissions daily.

Despite the fact cases continue to rise, Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson has insisted that the community was generally coping with COVID.

She said the state’s chief health officer was comfortable with the numbers, given hospitalisation and ICU admissions remained steady.

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