Perth Coronavirus Update: 26 New Cases Confirmed Including A 7 Year Old

26 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in WA overnight – including a 7 year old.

Just 6 days ago WA had 64 known confirmed cases of coronavirus – WA now has 231 in less than a week. This is a 260% increase.

Of the new cases, 17 are male and 9 female – they are aged between 7 years old to 81 years old.

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This now makes the 3rd case of a child being infected with the coronavirus after the recent news of 4 and 10 years old returning a positive test to coronavirus.

Mr Cook stated the 7 year old is the only child diagnosed overnight and is “comfortable” in self-isolation at home with family.

25 of the cases are within the Perth metro area and 1 case confirmed in regional WA within the Pilbara region.

In a positive light though – of the 231 confirmed cases 23 people have now recovered.

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More to come.

See: Australia’s latest coronavirus snapshot

Watch: Update on WA’s coronavirus situation from Health Minister Roger Cook

WA Health Minister Roger Cook with an update on COVID-19

#BREAKING: 26 new WA cases of COVID-19 confirmed in WA, bringing the State total to 231. 23 people have now recovered.DETAILS | https://ab.co/2UibUIU#LIVE: An update on WA's coronavirus situation from Health Minister Roger Cook.

Posted by ABC Perth on Wednesday, 25 March 2020

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