01 April 2021

COVID-19 update 1 April 2021

The Department of Health has reported two new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The new cases are travellers from overseas – a male in his 50s and an 11-month-old boy. Both are now in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 944.

WA Health is monitoring 17 active cases of COVID-19 and 918 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 53,482 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 7177 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2724 people were vaccinated.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).

Yesterday, 575 people assessed for testing at WA Health COVID clinics and 573 were swabbed.

There have been 947,084 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 135,622 were from regional WA.

To date, 40 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 28 of the B.1.1.7 strain,11 of the B.1.351 strain and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).

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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 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.