15 August 2021

COVID-19 update 15 August 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1059. To date, 1047 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health is monitoring three active COVID-19 cases: one in hotel quarantine and two in hospital, both crew members from the MV Darya Krishna. One remains in a critical but stable condition, and one has been readmitted for management of ongoing symptoms.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 648 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.


People aged 30 to 39 years of age are now able to register and book a vaccination appointment as part of WA Health’s two-week vaccination blitz, which starts this Monday.

Visit rollup.wa.gov.au, create a profile and then make an appointment.

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

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

Border controls

On Friday, WA has transitioned the Australian Capital Territory from ‘low risk’ to ‘medium risk’ (external site), while South Australia has transitioned from ‘medium risk’  to ‘low risk’(external site).

WA will move New South Wales to high risk at 12.01am on Tuesday, 17 August 2021.

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

WA’s border control arrangements have been strengthened to include a 'high risk' and 'extreme risk' category.


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.

**Cumulative testing and daily vaccination data will be reported on Monday.