03 February 2021

COVID-19 update 3 February 2021

The Department of Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total remains at 904.

Investigations continue to determine the source of infection of case 903.

So far 190 close contacts of case 903 have been identified with 142 returning a negative test result. A further 289 casual contacts have been identified with 165 returning a negative test result. WA Health continues to follow up all contacts to ensure they have been tested.

The four close contacts of case 903 who are deemed high risk have been re-tested and returned negative test results. They all remain in hotel quarantine.

Everyone is asked to check the list of locations that case 903 visited (external site) which is available on the Healthy WA website.

If you have been at any of these locations at the times specified, you must attend a COVID clinic (external site) for testing and isolate at home until you receive a negative result. In addition, you need to continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days and if you experience any symptoms at any time – fever, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste – go to a COVID clinic (external site) to be retested. 

WA Health is monitoring eight active cases of COVID-19. They are all in hotel quarantine.

 To date 887 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There have been 756,194 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 116,197 were from regional WA.

Yesterday 3,026 people presented to WA Health managed COVID clinics in WA – 2,892 were assessed and 2,887 swabbed.

To date 18 cases of variant strains have been detected (14 B.1.1.7 strain and 4 B.1.351 strain). Four of these cases remain active and are in hotel quarantine.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19. 

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Note: The cases of variant strains reported above are not new cases. Genome sequencing – to define the strain of the virus – is a separate laboratory process carried out after someone who tests positive to COVID-19. All cases, regardless of strain, are managed by WA’s public health experts. The strains previously reported as the UK variant strain and South African variant strain will now be referred to as B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 respectively.