WA records 28 new coronavirus cases

WA has registered 28 new cases of COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 392.

Health Minister Roger Cook revealed on Wednesday morning that the cases are aged between four-years-old and 69-years-old.

19 are from the metropolitan area and nine are from regional areas.

Seven are from overseas, nine are healthcare workers while three were cruise ship travellers.

54 people remain in hospital while the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units has increased to 14.

Meanwhile, 12 passengers remain on board the Artania.

Mr Cook said medical staff were assessing those aboard the ship.

“We have reports some members of the crew are unwell,” he said.

“We are told they are symptomatic.”

He said the passengers would be moved to a hotel or hospital depending on their condition.

On Tuesday, WA recorded only nine new cases of COVID-19.

Mr Cook said despite the rise in cases on Wednesday, the numbers were still relatively low.

“28 cases continues the current trajectory – low numbers are continuing to bubble along,” he said.

However, he said that WA was still susceptible.

Health Department releases COVID-19 heat-map

The Health Department has released a heat map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Perth metropolitan area and across the state.

The State Government said the map was a graphical representation of coronavirus case data, giving Western Australians an impression of the location of cases in the state.

The map shows metropolitan cases centred on Perth’s CBD, but stretch as far north as Wanneroo and south as far as Mandurah.

It also shows cases in Broome, Karratha, Carnarvon, Geraldon, Coolgardie, Albany and Dumbleyung.

Cases also extend to the South West in Busselton, Dardanup, Bunbury and Augusta-Margaret River.

The map will be updated daily.

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