South West records new highest number of COVID-19 cases

Jacinta CantatoreSouth Western Times
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The South West recorded its highest number of new cases per day on Wednesday, with WA Health reporting 152 new cases overnight to bring the region’s total to 708.

It surpasses the region’s previous highest number of new cases recorded in one day, when 144 new cases were recorded on March 10.

The new numbers are among the 6062 new cases recorded for WA, taking the State’s total to 28,772 active cases.

A woman in her 80s died from COVID-19 overnight.

There are 123 people with COVID-19 in hospital, two of whom are being treated in ICU.

The South West still has the highest number of new and active cases of any region outside of the metro area.

Two popular Bunbury locations are among the new exposure sites listed on the WA Health website.

Anyone who attended the Stirling Street Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 8 between 4pm and 6pm, or the South West Sports Centre on the same day from 5.45am to 6.30am or on Wednesday, March 9 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm is advised to monitor for symptoms, and to get tested immediately if symptoms develop.

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