WA Health confirm Collie COVID-19 positive test historic case

PIC: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

The Department of Health has confirmed the Collie man who returned a 'very weak' positive COVID-19 result yesterday, is an historical case.

The man in his 30s, who had recently returned to Collie, had travelled back to Australia from Poland and quarantined in a Melbourne hotel for 14 days. 

He tested negative to COVID-19 on all his tests while in hotel quarantine.

On his return to Collie, he was retested as part of Vic Health’s follow-up of people post-quarantine.

He returned a very weak positive result, which is sometimes seen in people with old, recovered infections.

In a statement, the Department said the man poses no threat to community health and has not been included as a positive case in WA statistics. 


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