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Two more COVID deaths as cases drop below 3000

WA has recorded a dip below 3000 in daily recorded COVID cases — with 2,911 new infections to 6pm Friday night.

Hospital admissions have remained steady at 346, with 14 people needing to stay in the intensive care unit.

Two new virus-related deaths dating back to August 2 were recorded in today’s numbers. They were two men in their 80s.

The new infection bring the State’s active caseload to 20,078, as WA marks 1,085,331 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

A total of 5,276 PCR tests were conducted at either State-run or private pathology clinics yesterday.

A majority of the new cases were identified in the metropolitan area overnight, with 2287 recorded in Perth.

The South West recorded 166 new infections, while all other regions case loads sat below 100.

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