13 August 2021

COVID-19 update 13 August 2021

WA Health is reporting no new COVID-19 cases today.

The State’s total remains at 1059. To date, 1046 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health is monitoring four active COVID-19 cases: two in hotel quarantine, one quarantining at home and one in hospital – a crew member from the MV Darya Krishna, who remains in a critical but stable condition.

WA Health continues to monitor close and casual contacts of a WA FIFO worker who was a casual contact of a Queensland traveller at Perth Airport on 20 July. The traveller, who was refused entry to WA, returned to Queensland where he subsequently tested positive to COVID-19.

Of the 3203 close and casual contacts identified to date, 2966 have so far tested negative to COVID-19.

Anyone who visited an exposure location during the exposure periods is required to get tested immediately and self-quarantine until a negative result is received.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 910 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.


People aged 30 to 39 are now able to register and book a vaccination appointment as part of WA Health’s two-week vaccination blitz. Visit rollup.wa.gov.au (external site), create a profile and then make an appointment.

There are currently numerous available appointments at the Claremont Vaccination Community Clinic but note that bookings are essential.

Yesterday, 22,090 people had a vaccine dose recorded which is the highest number to-date – 13,085 of those were second doses. These figures represent vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout.

For the latest WA vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard (external site).*

Border controls

WA's border control arrangements have been strengthened to include a high risk and extreme risk (external site) category.

New South Wales will be elevated to high risk (external site) at 12.01am on Tuesday, 17 August 2021.

The Australian Capital Territory will transition from low risk to medium risk (external site) at 12.01am on Saturday 14, August 2021.

South Australia will also transition from medium risk to low risk (external site) at 12.01am on Saturday 14, August 2021.

Queensland remains as a medium risk (external site) state. The Northern Territory and Tasmania are considered very low risk (external site) jurisdictions.


To date, 124 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 55 Delta strain.

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

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*Note: WA vaccination data for the WA COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard is sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). AIR is a national register maintained by the Australian Government that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia. WA data includes all COVID-19 vaccinations in WA, whether administered by WA Health, Australian Government providers or other providers (including GPs). WA previously reported only WA Health data. Note that the dashboard does not update until after 2pm Monday to Friday. A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide (external site)< is also available to help you.