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Western Australia records three more historical deaths as Covid-19 cases drop

Western Australia has recorded three more deaths as the number of Covid-19 infections dipped over the weekend.

WA Health on Sunday reported 6439 new infections overnight, taking the total number of active cases to 53,952.

The three historical deaths were a man aged in his 80s, a man aged in his 90s and a woman also aged in her 90s.

“Due to patient confidentiality, no further information will be released by the department on these deaths,” a statement read on Sunday.

There are now 221 people with Covid-19 in hospital, including seven in intensive care — up from six on Saturday.

The majority of new infections were confirmed via rapid antigen tests.

WA now has a third dose vaccination rate of 75.5 per cent among people aged 16 and over.

On Saturday, WA recorded 7822 new cases but the number of infections reported on weekends is often lower than during the week.

The state was expected to reach its Omicron peak of 10,000 new daily infections in mid-March but it never happened.

That led chief health officer Andy Robertson to predict the peak could come later in the month, but again, it did not happen.

Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson recently told reporters it was not known when WA would reach its Omicron peak.

Some have suggested WA is faring better thanks to its high vaccination rate, but there has also been concern expressed that some people in the community are unaware they have the virus.

Last Thursday, some restrictions were eased in WA but masks remain mandatory indoors.

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