01 May 2021

COVID-19 update 1 May 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight – an infant son of a recently reported case in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 1000.

WA Health is monitoring 23 active cases of COVID-19 and 968 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 98,895 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 23,492 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2250 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday, 2296 were tested at WA Health COVID clinics. In addition, 4574 people were also tested at private pathology clinics. Visit HealthyWA for information about COVID test locations.

To date, 67 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 51 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 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.

This statement initially reported 52 cases of the B.1.1.7 strain – it has now been revised to 51.

Cumulative testing information will be updated on Monday.