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COVID in WA: A teenager dies because eight other cases are battling the virus in WA intensive care units

A teenager with a diagnosis of COVID-19 and eight other positive cases in the intensive care unit died.

WA Health data reported 6,085 new cases by 8:00 PM on Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 44,955.

There are 239 of them in the hospital – eight of them in the ICU.

In addition to a teenager with the virus who died in the last 24 hours, the latest WA Health report also includes two historical deaths of a man aged 70 and another man aged 80.

They date back to April 14.

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Each region in the state experienced new infections overnight, with most of the new cases coming from the metropolitan area (4865).

This was followed by South West (363 new cases), Kimberley (110), Great Southern (110), Wheatbelt (102), Pilbara (98), Goldfields (93) and Mid West (91).

The latest numbers have dropped from Saturday, when WA Health reported 7,758 cases of COVID overnight and three virus-related deaths, which was also less than the 8,777 reported the previous day.

It comes after the release of one of Prime Minister Mark McGowan’s children, who was hospitalized in “serious condition” on Friday due to COVID-19.

The state has now recorded 343,108 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic.