A SECOND community case of Covid-19 has been reported in the northern suburbs with another woman testing positive after attending the same Joondalup gym as yesterday’s positive case.
The new case, a 32-year-old woman, returned a positive test after attending the Mobius Health & Performance in Packard St in Joondalup, which was first listed as an exposure site yesterday.
Premier Mark McGowan said as far as they know the woman (case 1032) only had minimal contact with a physiotherapist who caught the virus in Sydney and who returned a positive test after returning to Perth.
Mr McGowan said the 32-year-old woman had attended multiple group classes at Mobius Health & Performance.
She also visited Craigie Leisure Centre, Mirror Park toilets at Ocean Reef, Le Shaggy Chic Shack in Ocean Reef and IGA Mullaloo.
HealthyWA is updating the list of exposure sites.
Mr McGowan said the new community case was a concerning development.
“Case 1023 demonstrates just how quickly this variant can spread and the importance of doing the right thing to keep your fellow Western Australians safe,’’ he said.
“That means staying home when sick, that means testing and using the SafeWA app.
“That means wearing your mask when required that means getting tested when you are a close or casual contact when you’ve been to an exposure site and you’re showing any symptoms.’’
The government is still concerned about possible cases relating to an infected worker from a goldmine in the Tanami Desert as 177 close contacts were still in WA but so far 149 have tested negative.
Yesterday a total of 8389 Covid-19 tests were carried out at private and public clinics.
Mr McGowan said they needed as many people as possible to get vaccinated as that was the way out of the pandemic.
The Clarkson Respiratory Clinic at 6/5 Ebb Way, Clarkson carries out Covid vaccinations in the morning and then Covid-19 testing in the afternoon but you must make an appointment for either first.