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West Aussies warned to brace for severe flu season

As WA recorded its lowest daily increase COVID-19 infections in over one month – further evidence the State is over the worst of the Omicron wave – people are being told to brace for a bad flu season.

The number of new COVID cases dropped to 6242 on Saturday, the smallest increase since May 2.

AMA (WA) spokesman Dr Andrew Miller agreed the current Omicron wave was in decline, but warned more waves were inevitable.

“It’s to be expected that we’re on a downward trend at the moment,” he said.

He said after a trough, infections will rise as people drop their guard and public health measures are relaxed.

“The virus then mutates slightly to get around the vaccines and becomes more transmissible. And then we’ll start going upwards again.”

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