COVID IN WA: Virus cases and deaths rise as child vaccination opens

COVID IN WA: Virus cases and deaths rise as child vaccination opens

WA has recorded a rise in daily COVID cases to 4062 new cases and four new virus-related deaths.

It comes as the Federal Government accepted an Australian Technical Advisory Group recommendation to make COVID-19 vaccination available for children aged six months to under five years.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be accessible for about 70,000 children in certain at-risk population groups from September 5.

The COVID-related deaths in WA report date back to July 28 and include a man in his 100s, a woman in her 80s and a man and woman in their 60s.

Hospitalisations remained stable to 6pm last night with 404 people still admitted, while patients requiring intensive care dropped to 12.

Of the 4062 cases, 1479 were confirmed via PCR test, the remaining 2583 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

The daily figures are an increase on yesterday’s 3821 recorded infections and 2816 the previous day.

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