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WA announces 9,243 new Covid cases, six deaths when “monumental” wax milestone reached

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Western Australia has recorded six more deaths from Covid and more than 9,200 new cases where the state has reached a “monumental” milestone in the vaccine field.

WA Health on Saturday reported 9,243 new cases by 8pm last night and 275 people at the hospital.

Eleven of them were in intensive care.

The six deaths reported by health authorities were historic, dated April 28.

The new figures have increased the total number of Covid cases in the WA to 442,481 since the start of the pandemic.

A WA Health spokesman said the deaths included a woman aged 100, two women aged 90, a man and a woman aged 80 and a woman aged 70.

There are now 51,680 active cases in the state, most of which are concentrated in the capital’s WA.

WA Prime Minister Mark McGowan on Friday announced that the state had reached a “monumental” milestone: 80.1% of people over the age of 16 received a third dose of the vaccine.

“Our third dose is the highest in the country – and that’s something to be proud of,” Mr McGowan wrote on Facebook.

“While public health measures have eased, it is important to remember that this pandemic is not over.”

Saturday’s figures show a slight decline in the number of new cases: 9,328 were recorded on Friday.

The number of hospitalized and intensive care units also decreased slightly, from 282 and nine, respectively.

The child of WA Prime Minister Mark McGowan has been discharged from hospital after battling COVID-19.

Mr McGowan, who left the isolation last Thursday after infecting Covid, said his staff had reached a “soft landing” with Amicron Peak.

Restrictions across the WA have recently been eased due to the fact that the number of hospitals and intensive care is lower than projected, but the status of mandatory vaccination in the state still remains.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa-announces-9243-new-covid-cases-six-deaths-as-monumental-vax-milestone-reached-c-6712475

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