Latest Perth COVID-19 update for week commencing Monday 23rd of November.
From Monday 9th of November, Western Australia has recorded 18 new cases of COVID-19 and now has 30 active cases within the state – reaching a peak of 32 active cases on Thursday.
This week in Perth COVID-19 updates also saw the announcement of SafeWA a contract tracing initiative to be rolled out on December 5th.
Western Australia COVID-19 Daily Breakdown
- Monday 23rd: 5 new cases
- Tuesday 24th: 4 new cases
- Wednesday 25th: 2 new cases
- Thursday 26th: 7 new cases
- Friday 27th: 0 cases recorded
All cases are from overseas travellers returning the Perth and with 18 new cases confirmed in just one week, no doubt we can expect to see a potential increase in cases as travellers return home for the holiday season.
There have been 546,698 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 90,424 were from regional WA.
WA’s COVID-19 total now stands at 817 with 778 confirmed cases have recovered.
Victoria border restrictions
In a statement today, Mr McGowan announced that the WA Government will make a call on Victoria border restrictions next week.
“I’ll be consulting with the chief health officer, health officials, the police commissioner and the like about these matters. But as I said the whole way along, our approach has been to be very, very cautious.”
SafeWA – WA introduces mandatory contract tracing
Western Australia is introducing mandatory registers at venues to help with COVID-19 contact tracing in the event of an outbreak in the state.
The registers will be compulsory from December 5, with a new app, called Safe WA, launched to allow patrons to check-in electronically.
Businesses or venues required to keep a contact register include:
- Food and licenced venues (restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, taverns, nightclubs);
- Gyms, indoor sporting centres and pools;
- Places of worship and funeral parlours;
- Beauty and personal care services including hairdressers and barbers;
- Galleries and museums;
- Cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues;
- Auction houses and real estate inspections;
- Community facilities, libraries and halls;
- Zoos and amusement parks;
- Function centres; and
- Accommodation facilities that already have check-in arrangements in place (i.e. hostels, hotels, large campgrounds).
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