Nine new COVID-19 cases in WA spark new exposure sites in the South West

WA records nine new cases of COVID-19

WESTERN Australia has recorded nine new cases of COVID-19, all linked to the current Omicron outbreak.

Whilst one case is linked to the Willagee IGA sub-cluster, three are linked to the nightclub cluster of the Library Nightclub and Hip-E Club in Leederville.

One case is a close contact of the Coolbellup cluster.

Two cases are under investigation to pinpoint the source of infection.

All cases are in quarantine.

Whilst no new cases are linked to the Bunbury cluster, WA Health is communicating with a vessel off the coast which is reporting positive Rapid Antigen Tests for some of the crew.

The MV 'Ballard' was expected to dock in Bunbury on February 3.

All positive crew members on board the vessel is isolating in their cabins and being monitored safely.

Today's announcement also included a new definition of what constitutes a critical worker in the state, which will take effect when WA reaches a high COVID-19 caseload environment.

The definition will ensure the continuity of operations essential to alleviate critical workforce shortages.

The definition of a critical worker in WA is someone whose role cannot be undertaken at home who performs a role critical to the COVID-19 response.

As of January 28, the West Busselton Pharmacy was listed as an exposure site due to being visited by a COVID-19 positive case on Saturday, January 22 between 3.30pm and 3.45pm.

La Lah Café in Dunsborough was also listed, having been visited on Monday January, 24 between 11am and 12.30pm.

Anyone in the Perth, Peel, Wheatbelt and the South West regions experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 is advised to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.