Coronavirus Australia Updates: More on the COVID-19 cases recorded in WA

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Coronavirus Australia Updates: More on the COVID-19 cases recorded in WA
Coronavirus Australia Updates: More on the COVID-19 cases recorded in WA

Seven more crew members from a bulk carrier anchored off the Western Australian coast near Port Hedland have tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of nine crew from the Patricia Oldendorff have now tested positive to the virus, WA Health Minister Roger Cook confirmed, following testing overnight.

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The ship, with 20 Filipino crew on board, anchored off Port Hedland in WA’s North West on September 16.

Initially, two crew members tested positive to COVID-19 and were taken to a local hotel for quarantine, along with 10 other crew members.

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A skeleton crew of nine people remained on board to keep the ship operating.

Mr Cook said of those nine, seven had now tested positive to COVID-19.

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He said while it was not ideal, they would remain on board to help manage the ship.

None of the nine positive crew members currently require hospitalisation.

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