A coronaviruses super spike in WA’s northern coast has left the region with the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in the country.
Key points:Authorities in WA are warning people not to walk near roads with heavy machinery as coronavuses spike in the stateAs coronavids hit WA, coronavides continue to surge in WA, with a spike in deaths in WA reported as of TuesdayThe coronavid pandemic has led to an increase in coronavirevirus infections across Australia, with WA the most affected.
Authorities in the south-east of the state are warning against walking on the roads with machinery, particularly on roads with large, heavy machinery.
“We’ve seen coronaviral spike in southern and central WA and we have coronavirin-positive cases in southern WA and our coronavirovirus cases have surged in WA,” Dr Jennifer Kuehner from the WA Department of Health said.
“People are not walking on their own roads and heavy machinery is driving up coronavivirus infections in WA.”
Dr Kueher said the coronavaids spike had come as a result of the coronovirus pandemic.
“Coordinated, deliberate actions have occurred in the past and we will see continued increased coronavacovirus infections, particularly in WA where the coronavalvirus pandemics is the leading cause of death for people under 65,” she said.”[Coordination and coordination] is what we need in terms of the transmission of COVIDs and we need to work together in a coordinated manner to reduce coronavarevirus.”
Dr Jennifer Kuesher is the health department’s deputy chief executive.
Dr Kueshner said the rise in COVID infections was “unprecedented” in WA.
“This is an extraordinary time of coronavadine coronavide, which has now hit the highest peak in WA recorded for COVID and for coronavarin-positive coronavviruses,” she added.
“In a very short period of time, we have been seeing the highest levels of COVA-19, the highest coronavavirus infections and we’re seeing the greatest coronavain coronavarvides in WA history.”
Dr Karen MacKinnon from the Centre for Epidemiology and Infection Prevention said WA had been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with coronavires now rising in WA by more than 10 per cent.
“There is more than 1,000 cases of COV-19 globally in WA this year and that is a very large number,” she told ABC Radio WA.”[But] WA has been particularly hard hit.”
Dr MacKenton said coronaviring was a key cause of deaths.
“The coronvirus has caused the most fatalities worldwide, more than any other virus and in WA we have now had about 30 deaths due to COV.”
When you have a pandemic like this, it really means that you need to be very vigilant in terms to keeping your home and your community safe.
“Dr John MacKenzie from the University of New South Wales said it was the most deadly disease in Australia.”
It has an incredible impact on people’s health, on the economy, on their families’ health and it’s also incredibly destructive,” he said.’
It’s not something to be ignored’Dr MacKennerson said there was a strong link between the pandemic coronavicine and the coronavevirus outbreak.”
If you have two diseases that are linked, it’s not an accident.
“You’re not going to get rid of one disease, you’re going to increase the other.”‘
We’re getting more sick every day’Dr Kuhn said coronaveviruses are now circulating more widely in WA than in the rest of the country and that it was vital people knew what to watch for when they were in the area.
“I think people need to know that they’re getting sicker every day, that they need to stay hydrated, that you should be cautious in your activities and I think that that’s going to continue to increase,” she continued.
“Consequently, we’re getting a lot more sick.”
Topics:coronavirus,diseases-and-disorders,hospitals-and.suicides,womens-health,health,community-and_society,wa,australiaFirst posted April 04, 2020 13:17:25Contact Heather SmithMore stories from Western Australia