COVID-19 Update: WA records two new local cases

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Premier Mark McGowan said “It is believed both cases were infectious in the community”.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan said “It is believed both cases were infectious in the community”. Credit: Ian Munro/The West Australian

WA has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, a man and a woman, who were both reportedly infectious while in the community.

Contact tracers were working to track potential exposure sites, Premier Mark McGowan said in an update posted on Facebook on Sunday.

The two new local cases had been identified as contacts of previously-reported cases.

“It is believed both cases were infectious in the community,” Mr McGowan’s post said.

“Both cases are now in self-quarantine. Their known close contacts are currently being investigated and will be directed to get tested and self-quarantine immediately.”

The Premier said the new exposure sites would be added to the HealthyWA website as soon as they become available.

One other case related to an interstate arrival had also been recorded, and was in self-quarantine.

The cases come after the Health Department issued an urgent warning on Saturday to clients of an Applecross massage therapist to get tested for COVID-19 immediately.

Anyone who attended U Natural Spa Therapy in Applecross between January 7 and 13 was deemed to be at “significant exposure risk”.

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