Anyone with symptoms urged to get tested as mystery cases grow

People with symptoms do not need to have been to an exposure site to get tested. File picture

WITH seven new local Covid-19 cases reported today the Department of Health is calling on anyone in the Perth Peel and South West regions who is experiencing symptoms to get tested.

This applies to anyone who is symptomatic even if they have not visited a listed exposure site.

DoH said five of the seven local cases were known contacts of previously reported cases, one who was potentially infectious in the community.

“The two other local cases are currently being investigated,’’ the department said.

“They have not currently been linked directly to any previous cases.

“These two cases are from different households.’’

Yesterday WA also had seven new local cases reported with three of the seven local cases known contacts of a previously reported case who were potentially infectious in the community.

The four other local cases had not been linked directly to any previous cases.

Of these four cases, three were from one household.

Contact tracers will continue to identify a new range of exposure sites linked to new cases and it is likely exposure sites will be updated or added – you can continue to check exposure sites regularly, these are listed on the HealthyWA website

The department said it had identified potential higher risk Covid-19 exposure in East Victoria Park, Northbridge, Osborne Park, Applecross and Mount Lawley and urgently required people who visited these sites at the times listed to get tested immediately and self-quarantine.

A full list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website

  • Globally as of January 21 there have been more than 340 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, including more than 5.5 million deaths, reported to the World Health Organization

As of January 18 a total of more than 9.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered.