Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022

Western Australia has registered two new local COVID-19 cases, both of which are thought to have been contagious while in the community.

The two women who tested positive are linked to previously reported cases and are now in self-quarantine.

The new cases come 11 days after WA registered its first case of the Omicron variant, with three cases of the variant confirmed so far.

The variant of the new cases is unknown.

One of the women is linked to “previously reported cases,” according to WA Health, while the other is a close contact of a separate case.

WA Health has added Margaret River Chocolate Factory in Swan Valley as a new exposure spot, but has warned that more locations could be added as contact trackers confirm the two women’s movements.

The venue was visited on Monday 10 January between 13.45 and 14.30 and on Thursday 13 January between 13.00 and 14.15.

There are also seven travel-related cases – six from intergovernmental and one linked to an overseas traveler – all of which are in quarantine.

That brings the state’s total case number to 1,294.

On Tuesday, Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said it was likely Omicron was in the community.

WA opens its borders to the rest of the country on February 5th.

On Friday, 1,657 tests were conducted, with 120 current active cases in WA, all in quarantine.

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