04/05/2022 - 10:15

WA hits new peak in daily COVID cases

04/05/2022 - 10:15

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Western Australia has recorded a new peak in reported COVID cases overnight.

WA hits new peak in daily COVID cases
Western Australia has seen a jump in daily COVID cases as the state records more than 9,000 new infections overnight. Photo: Attila Csaszar.

Western Australia has recorded a new peak in reported COVID cases overnight.

The Department of Health reported 9,782 new COVID cases to 8pm last night, bringing the number of active cases in the state to 44,868.

Today's numbers surpass the 9,754 COVID cases reported on March 30 and a jump from the 7,929 COVID cases reported yesterday.

There are currently 242 people with COVID-19 in hospital, with 10 in ICU.

Two COVID related deaths were also reported overnight, being a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s.

Both were historical deaths dating back to April 12 and 30.

Premier Mark McGowan previously said the latest health advice indicated WA had experienced its COVID peak, with the number of hospitalisations declining.

He also said the intensive care admission rate was sitting at one-tenth of what was predicted by the health modelling.

Mr McGowan encouraged workers to return to the CBD as the pandemic-related health measures were eased recently.

Measures, including indoor mask mandates, capacity limits for venues, border restrictions and proof of vaccination requirements were removed on Friday.

“We're obviously not out of the pandemic yet, but we can see the finish line," Mr McGowan said last week.

“I just encourage workplaces to have their workforce come back, particularly those in the CBD, and urge all Western Australians to get out, support your local business, your local cafe, your local restaurant, your local bar, your pub, or your retail outlet."

 

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