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A mystery case of Covid-19 has been detected in Western Australia, as the state recorded five new local cases with some infectious in the community.

WA Health said four of the local cases are contacts of previously reported cases, with two in quarantine and two potentially infectious in the community.

“The fifth case … has currently not been linked to any known cases,” WA Health said in a statement on Thursday.

“This person has been infectious in the community.

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“Contact tracers are now working with these cases to determine potential exposure sites.”

There were also five travel-related cases overnight.

There are now 79 active cases in WA, with 23 in hotel quarantine, 56 in self-quarantine and none in hospital.

The full list of exposure sites can be found here.

“WA Health has identified potential higher risk Covid-19 exposure in East Victoria Park, Northbridge, Osborne Park, Applecross and Mount Lawley,” the statement read.

People who visited those sites at the times listed should get tested immediately and self-quarantine.

Meanwhile, authorities are continuing to monitor two vessels off the WA coast, with both recording positive results from rapid antigen tests.

“All positive crew members on-board these vessels are isolating in their cabins and being monitored safely,” WA Health said.

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