10 February 2021

COVID-19 update 10 February 2021

The Department of Health has reported two new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 909.

The cases are a male and female aged in their 30s who have travelled from overseas. Both cases are in hotel quarantine.

Yesterday 6,126 people were tested for COVID-19 across the State. At WA Health COVID clinics 816 presented for testing – 808 were assessed and swabbed.

Details of all clinics are available on the HealthyWA website (external site)

WA Health is monitoring 8 active cases of COVID-19 – 892 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, 19 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (15 B.1.1.7 strain and 4 B.1.351 strain).

A total of 813,567 tests have been processed throughout the State. Of those, 121,993 were from regional WA.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website (external site) 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.