WA records 22 new local COVID-19 cases as cluster at Perth nightclub The Library grows

Western Australia has recorded 22 new local COVID-19 cases, more than half of which are related to a cluster at a Perth nightclub.

Of the new cases, 14 are linked to The Library Nightclub in Northbridge — five of which were reported late on Friday but recorded in Saturday’s official figures.

One case is likely linked to the greater Bunbury cluster and six are household contacts from clusters in the South West, Safety Bay, Rockingham, Willagee and the Wheatbelt.

One case is under investigation, with no link to any known clusters.

Some of the new cases have been infectious while in the community.

WA Health has updated its list of potential exposure sites with 12 new locations, including another two Perth nightclubs, the Mustang Bar and Humble Nightclub.

A boat charter on the Swan River is also listed as an exposure site for almost five hours on Australia Day.

Anyone who attended the Moonlight Express Charter on Australia Day between 4:30pm and 9:15pm is urged to get tested and isolate immediately until returning a negative result.

The same rules apply for anyone who visited Mustang Bar on Australia Day between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, or Humble Nightclub between 11:30pm on Saturday, January 22, and 12:30am on Sunday, January 23.

Other new exposure sites include fast food outlets in Canning Vale and Cooloongup, a gym in Embleton and five businesses in Dunsborough.

One new case relating to interstate travel has also been reported.

WA Health said on Friday that transmission had been confirmed at The Library Nightclub and urged anyone who had attended the club — including the “Club Bootylicious” event — to be tested immediately and isolate until receiving a negative result.

The “Club Bootylicious” event was held between 9:30pm on Saturday, January 22, and 5am on Sunday, January 23.


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