COVID-19 testing expanded in Western Australia to anyone with a fever, cough or sore throat

The testing criteria for COVID-19 has significantly widened in WA, with anyone who has had a fever in recent days now eligible to be checked for the virus.

Any person with a fever - or who had one in recent days - or an acute respiratory infection would be eligible to be tested from tomorrow.

Any person with a fever - or who had one in recent days - or an acute respiratory infection would be eligible to be tested from tomorrow.

Health Minister Roger Cook made the announcement today as he confirmed WA had recorded 11 new cases of the virus overnight, taking the state's number of infections to 481.

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The expanded testing criteria meant any person with a fever - or who had one in recent days - or an acute respiratory infection would be eligible to be tested from tomorrow.

"This is a significant change and means we will capture a much wider proportion of the public," Mr Cook said.

One of the new infections, seven have been linked to cruise ships, including the Artania which remains in Fremantle port.

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170 people have now recovered from the virus.

Mandurah has at least 27 confirmed cases and the Shire of Murray at least one.

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