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COVID-19 update – 21 April 2020

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total number of confirmed cases to 546.

The new case – a female healthcare worker from Royal Perth Hospital – is self-isolating.

No patients or staff at Royal Perth have been identified as requiring quarantine and contact tracing will ensure any close contacts are notified, provided with health advice and told to self-isolate.

There are currently 26 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Perth metropolitan hospitals, five of whom are in ICU.

WA has 443 recovered cases – 50 are from the State’s regions.

To date 29,566 Western Australians have tested negative for COVID-19. Of those, 5,161 are in regional WA.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19 and self-isolation.

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