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Breaking: WA Expands Community Coronavirus Testing Even Further

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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

Perth

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

Regional

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

Coronavirus update from WA Health Minister Roger Cook

#BREAKING: From tomorrow, any member of the public who has a fever OR acute respiratory infection will be eligible for testing in WA. 11 new WA cases of coronavirus confirmed overnight, bringing the State's total to 481.Seven of the new cases are from cruise ships, which brings the total infected from cruise ships to 176.170 have now recovered from the virus.DETAILS | https://ab.co/34lXNWE#LIVE: We're getting an update on WA's coronavirus situation from Health Minister Roger Cook

Posted by ABC Perth on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

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