Covid-19 WA: record of 9782 reported cases per day

Western Australia recorded the highest daily number of overnight Covid cases, with 10 people in intensive care with the virus.

Western Australia reported a record 9,782 daily Covid cases less than a week after abandoning most restrictions designed to contain the virus.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, there were 242 people with the virus in hospital and 10 in intensive care, the health department said Wednesday.

The daily total includes two historic deaths reported to WA Health on Tuesday.

The deaths date back to 12 and 30 April and include a 90-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man.

Of the 9782 cases, 4004 were confirmed by PCR testing and 5778 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

A total of 13,501 PCR tests were conducted on Wednesday.

There are now 44,868 active cases in the state.

Western Australia has recorded 415,563 cases since the start of the Covid pandemic.

Originally published as WA announces record 9,782 daily cases of Covid-19