Western Australia records one new case of COVID-19, linked to Costa Luminosa cruise ship


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April 25, 2020 16:55:22

Western Australia has recorded one new case of coronavirus overnight, bringing the state’s total number of infections to 549.

The new case was a 65-year-old woman from Perth, and was linked to the Costa Luminosa cruise ship.

A flight carrying passengers from that vessel flew from Rome to Perth in late March.

Sixteen people remain in West Australian hospitals with COVID-19, down from 20 yesterday.

A further 13 people have recovered overnight, meaning the state now has 63 active cases.

In the state’s regions, figures have remained stable since April 19.

There have been seven cases recorded in the Goldfields, nine in the Great Southern, 17 in the Kimberley, three in the Mid West, five in the Pilbara, nine in the South West and 10 in the Wheatbelt.

Who should present to COVID-19 clinics?

  • People who have EITHER a fever of 38 degrees Celsius OR acute respiratory infection
  • Symptoms to look out for include fever, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat
  • Patients who are tested should remain isolated at home until they receive their test results.

Major clinics have been set up at Perth hospitals including Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner, Fiona Stanley, Joondalup, Armadale, Rockingham and St John of God Midland.
They are open from 8:00am–8:00pm daily.
In Southern WA a clinic is operating at Bunbury Health Campus from 10:00am–4:00pm daily.
In Northern WA a clinic is operating at Broome Hospital from 8:30am–4:00pm daily.
Outside these areas, people with symptoms should present to their local hospital.
For more information go to the Health Department website.

On Friday, WA recorded its eighth fatality when a German man in his 70s, a passenger from the Artania cruise ship, died in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

He was one of the first passengers removed from the ship and had been in ICU since then.

The Artania has been responsible for 81 COVID-19 cases in WA.

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