Western Australia has reported no new cases of COVID-19 after concerns arose when a man working at the FMG Cloudbreak mine returned a weak positive test result yesterday afternoon.
It has been confirmed the man's close contacts have all tested negative, including his girlfriend and a housemate.
In addition, three workers who were in contact with the man have also returned negative results.
"This is very encouraging to begin with, but we need everyone to keep getting tested," WA Premier Mark McGowan said.
"In terms of close contacts, 83 have been identified so far with the majority of those on the Cloudbreak mine site.
"All are required to quarantine for 14 days and get tested."
A further 544 casual contacts have also been tracked down, with the expectation further test results will come in today.
"This is an unusual case, but we're taking it very seriously," the Premier said.
New exposure sites have been identified in the Greenwood Village Shopping Centre on 31 July.
People who visited Coles between 3-3:30pm, Lewis Meats between 2:45-3pm and Baker's Delight between 2:45-3pm are being urged to immediately go and get tested.
Other exposure sites include the following:
Old Faithful Bar and BBQ - Fremantle
28/07/21: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Indian Ocean Hotel (Indi Bar) - Scarborough
29/07/21: 7:30pm - 1:00am
MRKT SPACE - North Freemantle
31/07/21: 8:30am - 10:00am
Subiaco Hotel - Subiaco
31/07/21: 6:30pm - 12:00am
Southbank Day Surgery - South Perth
02/08/21: 6:30pm - 12:00am
Pathwest waiting room (Freemantle Hospital) - Freemantle
02/08/21: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
To see an updated list of exposure sites, click here.
Yesterday's positive result brings the total number of active cases of COVID-19 in the state to 10.
The state's vaccination turnout continues to be positive, with 16,388 receiving a dose yesterday. Of those, 9,453 were second doses.
Updated at 1.54pm AEST on 5 August 2021.
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