WA COVID update: Child tests positive for COVID-19 as contact tracers solve mystery of case 1260

A child in Western Australia has tested positive for COVID as contract tracers revealed they have now linked a mysterious infection to that of a traveler returning from Tasmania.

WA’s only new locally acquired infection announced on Friday involved a child who is the household contact of a previously announced case and is already in quarantine, posing no threat to the community.

Genome sequencing has now linked the mysterious infection announced on Wednesday – known as case 1260 – to a Tasmanian traveler who transmitted the virus to her mother on a car journey from Perth airport to her home, where she isolates herself.

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