Cruise ship case

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The Great South­ern has recorded its first two con­firmed cases of COVID-19.

The Ad­ver­tiser un­der­stands the first con­firmed case of COVID-19 in the re­gion in­volved an Al­bany woman who was a pas­sen­ger on the in­fa­mous Ruby Princess cruise ship.

The Ruby Princess docked in Syd­ney on March 19.

Health Min­is­ter Roger Cook, be­low, said 47 of WA’s 205 con­firmed cases were be­lieved to have con­tracted the virus on a cruise ship.

The Great South­ern has recorded its first two con­firmed cases of COVID-19.

The Ad­ver­tiser un­der­stands the first con­firmed case of COVID-19 in the re­gion — an­nounced on Tuesday — in­volved an Al­bany woman who was a pas­sen­ger on the in­fa­mous Ruby Princess cruise ship.

The Ruby Princess docked in Syd­ney on March 19. More than 130 of its pas­sen­gers have tested pos­i­tive.

It is un­der­stood the woman re­turned to Al­bany last week. A WA Health spokes­woman said contact trac­ing was un­der way.

Health Min­is­ter Roger Cook re­vealed yes­ter­day it was be­lieved 47 of WA’s 205 con­firmed cases were in­fected on a cruise ship.

WA has recorded 65 new cases in the past two days, in­clud­ing the first two cases in the Great South­ern and first two cases in the Wheat­belt.

The Ad­ver­tiser un­der­stands the Great South­ern’s first con­firmed COVID-19 case was a pas­sen­ger aboard the Ruby Princess.

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