WA’s daily COVID cases drop again after Wednesday’s massive spike

WA recorded an overnight drop of 13,162 new COVID cases, bringing the state’s total to 85,633 active infections.

Two deaths – both historic – were also noted in today’s numbers. Both returned to May 4 and were men in their 80s.

There are 292 cases in WA hospitals, with 10 people in the ICU.

It comes after WA’s Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson said the state could hit another pandemic peak of 25,000 daily infections next week.

Robertson estimated the figure would be much higher than the 10,000 cases peak that previous modeling predicted and much more than the 17,033 the state recorded on Wednesday.

The death of a woman in her 40s in April and the death in May of a woman in her 90s have been reclassified as non-COVID-related deaths.

Of today’s cases, 4,446 were confirmed via a total of 14,795 PCR tests, the remaining 8,716 were self-reported positive rapid antigen tests.

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