COVID in WA: Woman in 20s among seven COVID deaths in WA

A woman in her 20s is among seven COVID deaths reported in WA.

It comes as WA recorded just over 6300 new cases of COVID overnight.

WA Health reported that the seven deaths date back to April 10 and include the woman in her 20s, a woman in her 40s, another in her 60s, two women in their 80s, and two men in their 70s.

There are 205 people with COVID in hospital, eight of those are in ICU.

There are now 40,789 active cases of COVID in WA.

With WA now appearing to have passed the peak of the pandemic, Premier Mark McGowan has eased restrictions, including dramatically narrowed criteria for having to isolate.

All limits on private outdoor and home gatherings were removed in time for Easter.

WA has also moved to the national definition of close contacts – household members and intimate partners of positive cases.

Anyone who has had more than four hours cumulative contact with a case in a residential setting without wearing a mask also has to isolate.

Mr McGowan said the rules around mask wearing would be reviewed in coming weeks.

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