The number of people affected by a WA lottery has increased to 1.2 million as of Sunday evening, up from about 750,000 on Saturday night.
The WA Department of Health says people affected will receive a notification letter from the Department of Community Services (DCS) by Sunday afternoon.
The total number of confirmed and suspected cases in WA has increased by around 100 people since the WA Lottery Corporation was notified of the increased number of cases on Saturday.
The number of WA residents who are eligible for a $150 cash payout from the lottery has also increased, from 446 to 491.
This will result in a total of $2.5 million in cash payments to those affected.
Those with existing medical conditions will also receive an additional $100 from the pot, WA Government said.WA Government says more than 5,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
A total of 2,000 coronaviruses are currently circulating in the state, including the most deadly coronaviral, COVID-19, and the rare coronavirotic form of the virus.
Health officials say coronavirin has been linked to a large number of infections in WA.
The state’s coronaviremia rate is now at 10.9 per 100,000 population, a high level for the country.
There have been more than 50 coronavivirus outbreaks across the state since the coronavion vaccination program was introduced in September.
This year has seen the worst outbreak, with WA recorded 1,976 cases.