WA records more than 15,000 COVID cases for the third day in a row

Western Australia could see a COVID-19 caseload of up to 25,000 new infections per day in the coming weeks, the state’s chief health officer says.

There are 15,565 new cases reported in WA today, with more than 15,000 new infections the third consecutive day.

Three more deaths have been reported, with 279 Western Australians currently hospitalized with the virus and 12 people in intensive care – an increase of four from yesterday.

dr. Andy Robertson told ABC Radio Perth that the state could see COVID-19 numbers rise in the coming week.

“We will continue to see increases in the coming weeks and we will probably get between 20-25,000… [cases] in the coming weeks,” he said.

“We expect the numbers to drop after that.”

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