Western Australia has recorded two new local cases of COVID-19, WA Health has added a new exposure site to its growing list.
Both new cases are of women who have been associated with previous community infections and are self-quarantined.
Contact finders are working with Margaret River Chocolate Company of West Swan to identify potential exposure sites, including one listed as one on January 10 and 13.
Overnight, seven new cases were also recorded by returning passengers, all in quarantine. Six viruses have gained interstate and one case is related to a foreign traveler.
The new cases come after Premier Mark McGowan unveiled a massive expansion of proof-of-vaccination requirements across the WA on Thursday, starting January 31.
Mr McGowan urged anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to get a job soon so they can get their second dose in February.
He said the three doses would soon become the definition of “fully vaccinated” and that he would ensure that the three doses entered the required areas when the time came.
There are currently 120 confirmed active cases in the WA. Of these, 40 are in Hotel Quarantine and 80 are in Self Quarantine.
Today’s nine new cases bring the total number of states to 1294.
WA Health added that anyone who has visited Bentley, Bull Creek, Cannington, Jandakot, St. James and any of the previously listed exposure sites must re-examine them. HealthyWA website Updated for different sites as suggested.