WA records 2 deaths as COVID-19 cases rise

Western Australia has recorded 8144 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, with 6400 in the Perth metropolitan area.

As of 8pm last night there are 200 cases in hospital, with five in ICU.

The report also includes two historical deaths dating back to April 2, of a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 60s.

Of the new reported cases, 4771 were self-reported rapid antigen tests. The remaining 3373 were confirmed via PCR tests.

The total number of active cases in WA is 40,539, the majority being in Perth and the south west.

COVID-19 testing clinics will remain open over the Easter long weekend.

Total case breakdown according to WA Health.

Restrictions in WA have eased today in time for the long weekend.

Venues such as restaurants and bars will allow higher capacities for patrons and rules regarding close contact protocols have changed.

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