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.

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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:

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  • 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).

Read more: WA To Introduce Mandatory Contract Tracing Registers At Venues

Feature image: AAP Image/Richard Wainwright

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