24/04/2021 - 15:45

WA records new COVID-19 case

24/04/2021 - 15:45

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The state's health department has confirmed that a positive test result has been returned this afternoon, the second case of community transmission in WA in 24 hours.

WA records new COVID-19 case
The person presented for testing yesterday after having visited one of the 17 potential exposure sites attended by a Victorian man who contracted the virus while quarantining at the Mercure Hotel Perth.

The state's health department has confirmed that a positive test result has been returned this afternoon, the second case of community transmission in WA in 24 hours.

The person presented for testing yesterday after having visited one of the 17 potential exposure sites attended by a Victorian man who contracted the virus while quarantining at the Mercure Hotel Perth; a facility at the centre of an outbreak earlier this month.

The news comes just hours after Premier Mark McGowan held a press conference confirming that the state had not yet recorded any new locally acquired cases.

The state government enforced a snap three-day lockdown at midnight last night after Victorian authorities confirmed that the man had tested for COVID-19 after landing in Melbourne from Perth.

The 54-year-old man, who had returned from Shanghai, tested negative for the virus on day 12 before leaving quarantine on April 17.

He visited locations across the Perth metropolitan area over a five-day period, including several restaurants in Northbridge, Kings Park, a medical centre in Subiaco, a recreation centre in Booragoon and a shopping centre in Willeton. He also spent a number of days at UWA's St Catherine's College in Crawley.

A close contact of the man, a Kardinya woman in her 40s, has since tested positive for the virus; the state's first case of community transmission in more than a year.

Since then, WA health authorities have identified 337 contacts, including 71 close contacts; all of whom have been or are being tested and will remain in quarantine.

There are currently 157 other contacts. A total of 2,588 people were tested yesterday, including 27 of the 71 close contacts identified. 

Places visited by the 54-year-old man

  • Crawley: St Catherine’s College, UWA 17/04/2021 – 21/04/2021
  • Qantas domestic terminal (T3 - T4) 21/04/2021 11am – 1pm
  • Crawley: St Catherine’s College, UWA – Dining Hall 21/04/2021 7am – 9am
  • Northbridge: City China Garden 20/04/2021 5pm – 8pm
  • Northbridge: Good Fortune Roast Duck House 19/04/2021 5pm – 8pm
  • Subiaco: Fortune Acupuncture Chinese Medical Clinic 19/04/2021 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Kardinya: Kitchen Inn (takeaway) 19/04/2021 midday – 1.00pm
  • Crawley: St Catherine’s College, UWA – Dining Hall 19/04/2021 7am – 9am
  • Kardinya: Kitchen Inn 18/04/2021 midday – 2pm
  • Mount Pleasant: Brentwood Deli 18/04/2021 8.30am – 9.30am
  • East Victoria Park: Bananabro 17/04/2021 5.30pm – 8pm

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