Western Australia hits new Covid-19 record and more deaths
Western Australia has hit a new record number of daily Covid-19 infections and six more deaths, including a woman aged in her 40s.
WA Health reported 17,105 new infections overnight, taking the total number of active cases to 88,781.
There are now 300 people with Covid-19 in hospital, including 10 in intensive care.
The five other historical deaths are two women and a man aged in their 90s, a woman aged in her 80s, and a man aged in his 70s.
“Due to confidentiality, no further information will be released by the department,” a statement read.
WA has a third-dose vaccination rate of 81.1 per cent for people aged 16 and over.
Chief health officer Andy Robertson last Friday said he expected WA to endure a new peak of up to 25,000 cases per day within weeks.
The Australian Medical Association has been calling for some restrictions to be reintroduced as hospital numbers hover around 300.
But Premier Mark McGowan has so far been reluctant to reimpose restrictions.
Many people still appear to be wearing masks in the community.
Originally published as Western Australia hits new Covid-19 record and more deaths
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