Western Australia announces six deaths from Covid, 9243 cases

One state has announced another six deaths and over 9,200 new Covid cases as it achieved a “monumental” vaccine target.

Western Australia has recorded six more Covid deaths and over 9,200 new cases as the state reaches a “monumental” milestone for the vaccine.

WA Health on Saturday reported 9243 new cases at 8pm last night and 275 people in the hospital.

Eleven of these were in intensive care.

The six deaths reported by the health authorities are historic, dating back to April 28.

The new figures bring WA’s total number of Covid cases to 442,481 since the start of the pandemic.

A WA Health spokesperson said the deaths included a 100-year-old woman, two 90-year-old women, an 80-year-old man and woman, and a 70-year-old woman.

There are now 51,680 active cases statewide, most of them concentrated in the Washington metropolitan area.

On Friday, Premier Mark McGowan announced that the state has reached a “monumental” milestone with 80.1 percent of people aged 16 and over receiving the third dose of the vaccine.

“Our third dose rate is the highest in the nation – and that’s something to be proud of,” posted Mr. McGowan on Facebook.

“While public health measures have been relaxed, it is important to remember that this pandemic is not over.”

Saturday’s data marks a slight decline in the number of new cases, with 9328 registered on Friday.

The number of hospitalizations and people needing intensive care also decreased slightly, from 282 and 9 respectively.

McGowan, who left isolation last Thursday after contracting Covid, said his state got a “soft landing” off the peak of the Omicron.

Restrictions across WA have recently been eased due to lower-than-expected hospitalization and intensive care rates, but the state’s mandatory vaccination status still remains.

Originally published as WA announces 9243 new cases of Covid, six deaths, upon reaching the “monumental” milestone of the vax