WA Health is investigating a second suspected COVID case that visited a hospital in Perth as the city slips into a five-day lockdown

WA Health said Sunday night a second patient presented at Fiona Stanley Hospital in south Perth

However, it is not yet known whether the man rated COVID-19 positively Authorities are still waiting for his test result, WA Health told ABC

The health department has suggested that the case could be historical, which could mean the patient in WA was not infectious

“A suspected case that visited Fiona Stanley Hospital is currently awaiting results for COVID-19,” WA Health told the ABC in a statement

“Initial information suggests this is a historical case that was contagious overseas, not WA

“Fiona Stanley Hospital has asked a number of staff associated with initial treatment to stay home until patient results are returned”

The patient was treated at the hospital before being placed in hotel quarantine, where WA Health stated that he would stay until his results were returned

Andy Robertson, chief health officer, told The West Australian the department was aware of a number of allegations made on Facebook by a patient at Fiona Stanley Hospital, currently in a quarantine hotel,

“The Ministry of Health believes this historic case and person became infected in Mexico in December 2020

“He then spent two weeks in hotel quarantine in Sydney and there were no cases in the hotel that could have infected him

“His current polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are very weak, which suggests he is non-infectious and had an infection some time ago”

It comes as Perth and parts of southwest WA were thrown into a five-day lockdown after a security guard who works at the Four Points Sheraton Quarantine Hotel tests positive for coronavirus

Health officials believe the man in his twenties likely acquired the virus while working at the hotel. He visited more than a dozen places while he was contagious

People in the Perth metropolitan area, in Peel and in the Southwest were born on Jan. Closed in February until at least 6 p.m.

WA Health Department

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Source: https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-wa-second-suspected-covid-case-at-perths-fiona-stanley-hospital-ng-b881783751z