Broome healthcare worker tests positive to coronavirus, becomes fifth confirmed case in Kimberley

Staff reportersBroome Advertiser
The WA Country Health Service confirmed the fifth case this afternoon.
Camera IconThe WA Country Health Service confirmed the fifth case this afternoon.

A Broome Hospital health worker has tested positive to coronavirus, becoming the fifth confirmed case in the Kimberley region.

According to the WA Country Health Service, the staff member had a history of intrastate travel but did not have any unprotected face-to-face contact with patients and followed the correct protocols at all times.

The WACHS statement said contact tracing of staff and patients has, and continues to occur in line with the Department of Health’s screening guidelines.

“WACHS is confident that impacted staff have been notified and are now self-isolating as a precautionary measure,” the statement said.

“Staff and patient safety remains WACHS’ number one priority with all sites subject to thorough infection control measures.”

A fourth COVID-19 case in the Kimberley region was confirmed by the State Government earlier today.

Three other individuals tested positive last week.

All five are understood to be self-isolating in Broome.

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