16 March 2021

COVID-19 update 16 March 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

The new case is a female in her 40s who has returned from overseas travel and is currently in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 926.

WA Health is monitoring 10 active cases of COVID-19 and 907 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 1602 people were vaccinated. To date, 20,550 West Australians have received the COVID vaccine.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics 435 people presented for testing – 421 were assessed and swabbed.

There have been 907,365 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 132,520 were from regional WA.

To date, 31 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (23 of the B.1.1.7 strain and 8 of the B.1.351 strain).

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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.