WA records 7990 new COVID cases, one death

Western Australia has recorded 7990 new cases of COVID-19 and one death dating back to April 13, a woman in her 90s.

There are now 197 people with COVID-19 in hospital, four in intensive care and 40,731 active cases across the state.

Testing numbers have dropped off in the lead up to the long weekend.

Testing numbers have dropped off in the lead up to the long weekend.Credit:Getty Images

Of the 7990 cases, 3481 were confirmed via PCR test and the remaining 4509 were self-reported positive RATs.

A total of 11,499 PCR tests were conducted at either state-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

WA has recorded 281,400 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

on Thursday it was confirmed that the peak in cases was hit on March 29, when 9754 cases were recorded. The total number of active COVID cases in the state peaked on April 1 at 54,064.

Chief Health Officer Dr Andy Robertson spoke to ABC Radio Perth and said he believed there would likely only be a small rise in cases as a result of the relaxed rules, with level 2 restrictions dropped by the state government this week.

“There are still a number of measures that are quite effective at reducing the spread and obviously, the two-square-metre rule is one,” he said.

“We are coming down, but we are still slowly coming out and so there’s still a lot of disease currently circulating in the Perth areas.”

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