16 February 2021

COVID-19 update 16 February 2021

The Department of Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The state’s total number of confirmed cases remain at 910.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics, 745 presented for testing – 735 were assessed and 734 swabbed.

Details of all clinics are available on the Healthy WA website.

WA Health is monitoring 5 active cases of COVID-19 – 896 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, 22 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (15 B.1.1.7 strain and 7 B.1.351 strain).

A total of 836,100 tests have been processed throughout the State. Of those, 124,472 were from regional WA.

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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.