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

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

That comes as WA registered just over 6,300 new cases of COVID overnight.

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

There are 205 people with COVID in the hospital, eight of them are in the intensive care unit.

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

As WA now appears to have passed the peak of the pandemic, Premier Mark McGowan has eased restrictions, including dramatically narrowing criteria for having to isolate.

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

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

Anyone who has had more than four hours of cumulative contact with a case in a residential environment without wearing a mask must also isolate themselves.

McGowan said the rules regarding mask wearing would be revised in the coming weeks.

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