First reports of reinfections raise questions over WA COVID recovery timeline

After a relatively mild first bout of COVID-19, triple-vaccinated Perth teacher Kylie Lund was shocked to catch the virus again so quickly – and so badly – just eight weeks later. Key points: Reports of reinfection in WA are beginning to surface About one in every 2,000 cases are reinfections But the chances of getting … Read more

WA records 15,205 new COVID-19 cases as virus-related deaths reach 203 this year

More than 200 West Australians have now died with COVID-19 this year, as the state continues to grapple with surging cases. Key points: WA COVID-related fatalities this year have hit 203 with five more As cases climb, St John is still running fewer ambulances Some WA businesses say staff shortages may force them to shut WA has recorded another … Read more

COVID-19 in WA: State’s cases soar to new high, hitting 17,100 infections, as six people die

WA’s reported COVID infections have soared to a new record high, with 17,105 new cases recorded in the State on Wednesday. The new tally of infections in the 24 hours to 8pm Wednesday is a small increase on the old record of 17,033, set just over a week ago on May 11. It also marks … Read more

New WA COVID-19 cases reach fresh peak of 17,105 as report puts St John Ambulance on notice

Western Australia has recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases as the fallout from problems affecting St John Ambulance continues, with a report saying alternatives should be considered if the service does not improve within five years. Key points: COVID cases in hospital are down, despite the peak in new infections A report has made 48 recommendations to improve … Read more

WA records 16,253 new COVID-19 cases as surge continues, but active infections dip slightly

The spike in new COVID-19 cases in Western Australia is continuing with another 16,253 infections recorded, the third-highest daily figure since the pandemic began. But a similar number of people have recovered from the virus, causing the number of active cases in the state to fall slightly from 88,710 to 88,100. The latest statistics also show three more … Read more

COVID in WA: New record set as 14 deaths reported, cases rise to 15,674

WA has posted a tragic new record with 14 COVID deaths reported as active cases rose to almost 90,000. It is the deadliest day of the pandemic so far in WA. The previous record was 10 deaths on April 27. The deaths of 12 men and two women noted in Tuesday’s figures were all historical, … Read more

COVID in WA: Daily cases slightly higher as WA braces for predicted pandemic high this week

Daily COVID cases have risen slightly as WA pushes towards nearly 90,000 active cases. The State is braced to hit a new pandemic high this week after Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson warned daily cases could soar to 25,000 — much higher than the record 17,033 cases posted on Wednesday. WA Health reported a total … Read more

COVID in WA: Cases fall day after hitting record peak with six deaths reported

WA has recorded 16,670 new COVID cases overnight, bringing the total number of active infections to 75,581. There were 275 people in hospital and eight in intensive care. The figures include six new deaths dating back to May 3. They include women in their 50s, 80s and 90s and a man in his 60s. WA … Read more

WA’s COVID caseload remains high as death toll from the virus climbs by six

COVID case numbers in Western Australia have dipped slightly from yesterday’s record, however the state’s death toll from the virus has risen, with six more deaths reported to WA Health overnight. Yesterday more than 17,000 cases were recorded for the first time in WA, but the numbers declined to 16,670 new infections today. As of … Read more

COVID in WA: AMA WA president Mark Duncan-Smith says State’s health system ‘in danger of being overrun’

Western Australia has recorded more than 17,000 new cases of COVID-19 overnight – the highest daily increase in the nation. There were 17,033 new infections overnight, taking the total number of active cases to 68,893. Three historical deaths were also reported – a woman aged in her 90s, a man aged in his 80s, and … Read more