01 May 2021

New community COVID-19 cases confirmed

WA Health today confirmed that three Perth people have returned a positive test for COVID-19.

The initial case is a security guard, who is a contractor at the Pan Pacific Hotel. The man will be placed in hotel quarantine.

Two of the man’s close contacts have also tested positive. Five other close contacts have so far tested negative. All will be placed in hotel quarantine for 14 days.

Other close contacts will be contacted by public health officials and asked to quarantine for 14 days.

Investigations are underway to determine how the security guard acquired the infection.

He worked shifts at the hotel on April 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26, developing symptoms on Thursday 29 April. He phoned in sick today, Saturday 1 May and did not go to work.

His positive test for COVID-19 today (1 May) followed negative results from daily swabs on Saturday, 24 April, Sunday 25 April and Monday 26 April.

He has complied with daily testing requirements and has recently received his first vaccine dose.

The Department of Health has published potential exposure sites on its website.

This site will be updated as new information becomes available.

Anyone who was at any of these locations during the specified times is urged to attend a COVID-19 clinic for testing and follow directions as per the website.

These cases will be reported in tomorrow’s case numbers, as the results came through after the 24-hour reporting period.

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