Premier Mark McGowan stops daily Covid case updates in Western Australia
Mark McGowan finally ends daily updates of Covid cases in Western Australia
- Mark McGowan will no longer post daily Covid updates for WA online
- The Prime Minister told his followers on Facebook that there will be weekly updates instead
- WA on Tuesday recorded 4,885 Covid cases and six deaths dating back to June 11
Mark McGowan stops providing Covid case updates for Western Australia on Facebook.
The prime minister will share the latest update on Friday before starting to post weekly snapshots of the virus in the state instead.
Mr McGowan announced the change in a post on his Facebook page Monday night, but assured his followers that WA Health would continue to provide daily updates.
Mark McGowan (pictured) ends daily Covid updates for Western Australia and will instead turn into a weekly update
The Prime Minister delivered his first Covid update on March 5, 2020 – 27 months ago in what he said was “an incredibly uncertain time”, with “great concern in the community about the future”.
“We wanted to provide one place where Western Australians could find the latest information on the virus, whether that was the daily case count or advice on what to do.”
McGowan shared his hope that the updates gave Western Australians “some confidence and reassurance” at a “difficult and stressful time.”
“COVID-19 has wreaked unbelievable havoc around the world,” he continued.
“But here in WA we have teamed up and taken care of each other in difficult times.”
“Together we have saved a remarkable number of lives, saved our economy, our businesses and local WA jobs and made life as normal as possible, achieving remarkable results along the way.”
The prime minister wrote that he hopes the change to a weekly update “will continue to be a useful resource as the pandemic continues.”
The first weekly update will be shared on Friday, July 1.
4,885 infections were registered in the state on Tuesday. There were also six deaths in WA dating back to June 11. (Pictured: Masked passengers arriving at Perth Airport in March)
Mr McGowan was the last Prime Minister in Australia to continue providing daily Covid updates on Facebook.
Western Australia registered 4,885 new Covid cases on Tuesday. That is more than the 4097 infections that were reported on Monday.
There were six deaths in WA dating back to June 11. They include a woman and a man in their nineties, two women in their eighties, a man in their seventies and a woman in their sixties.
There are 259 Western Australians in hospital and eight in intensive care.
WA has 29,277 active cases.