Two positive COVID-19 cases recorded in the Wheatbelt as 115 new local cases in record WA spike

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Two positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded in WA’s Wheatbelt as the State records a record spike of positive infections.

WA Health has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case attended the Darkan Sheepfest on February 12.

The positive case attended the annual community event between 10.30am and 5.30pm on Saturday, according to a post on the Darkan Sheepfest Facebook page.

WA Health has advised the Sheepfest is a “low-risk” exposure site.

Another positive case was recorded at the Williams BP Roadhouse between 11.30am to 11.45am on February 12 and again between 6.30pm and 6.45pm on February 13.

People who visited the Darkan Sheepfest or Williams BP Roadhouse during these timeframes should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

If symptoms develop get tested and isolate immediately.

The two Wheatbelt cases were amongst the 115 positive local cases recorded across WA on Wednesday — nearly double the previous record for daily cases set on Monday.

Wednesday’s tally marks the first time WA has reached triple figures for locally-acquired COVID-19 infections.

There were also 13 new travel-related infections but WA Health did not indicate how many new cases had been infectious while in the community.

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