Roger Cook has announced even wider community testing to be implemented.
As of Thursday Western Australia will be significantly widening its testing criteria for coronavirus COVID-19.
Details about expanded community testing
Any individuals who have had a fever in recent days will now be eligible to be checked for the virus.
Mr Cook said the expanded testing criteria meant any person with a fever – or who had one in recent days – or an acute respiratory infection would be eligible to be tested from tomorrow.
“This is a significant change and means we will capture a much wider proportion of the public,”
“This will ensure we are able to find new cases, protect the vulnerable and ensure we track the movement of the virus in the community.”
Coronavirus Clinic Locations
8.00 am to 8.00 pm daily
- Armadale Health Service – Ground Floor, 3056 Albany Highway Mount Nasura
- Fiona Stanley Hospital – Bedbrook Row, north-eastern end of the hospital, Murdoch
- Joondalup Hospital – Car Park P4, Regents Park Road
- Rockingham General Hospital – Elanora Drive Cooloongup
- Royal Perth Hospital – Ground Floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street, Perth
- St John of God Midland Hospital – Yelverton Drive Midland
- Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – C Block, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands
10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily
- Bunbury Health Campus – 30m left of the main entrance, Bussell Highway (cnr Robertson Drive), Bunbury
8.30 am to 4.00 pm daily
- Broome Hospital – Robinson Street, Broome
Get tested: COVID-19 Clinic Locations
WA’s 11 new cases
Mr Cook recently made the announcement as part of his media conference announcing a further 11 new cases of the of coronavirus confirmed overnight. 7 of the new cases were again linked to cruise ships – which can be seen as another with as WA continues to flatten the curve of new cases.
The ages of the new cases range from 23-85, with 10 in the metro Perth and 1 in the Kimberley.
WA’s state total is now at 481, while over 19,600 individuals have tested negative.
Watch: WA coronavirus update from Health Minister Roger Cook
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