17 July 2021

COVID-19 update 17 July 2021

WA Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight – a returned international traveller in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total now stands at 1037.

WA Health is continuing to monitor seven active COVID-19 cases: six are in hotel quarantine and one remains in a stable condition in a Perth hospital.

To date, 1021 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 1422 people were swabbed at State-run clinics.

A list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.


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

Travel advice for Victoria

Victoria transitioned to a ‘medium risk’ jurisdiction yesterday following the latest health advice.

  • You are not permitted to enter Western Australia without an exemption through a G2G PASS.
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 14 days. If a suitable premises is not available, you will be directed to a government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense.
  • Approved travellers are subject to a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 11 of quarantine, or at any point when symptoms develop. A mask must be worn while travelling to and from a COVID Clinic.
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at a suitable self-quarantine premises or government-approved quarantine facilities. In addition, if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight while in WA airspace and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask).
  • The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from medium risk jurisdictions are encouraged to download and use the app.

South Australia

WA Health has also issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from South Australia, after a public health alert was issued earlier this week.

Anyone who has visited exposure sites in South Australia is required to be tested within 48 hours, quarantine for 14 days and get tested again at day 11.


WA Health issued advice for travellers who have recently returned from Tasmania, after a public health alert was issued for parts of that state last week.

The Tasmanian Department of Health has released a list of sites that were visited by a person who tested positive for COVID-19 two days after they left the state and arrived in London.

While the risk to the Western Australian community is considered extremely low, anyone who has recently arrived into WA from Tasmania and has been to one of the exposure sites during the relevant times is required to get tested within 48 hours and then present for 11-day testing.

Border controls

Information about border controls is available online.


To date, 106 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 37 Delta strain.

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

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Cumulative testing and vaccination data is released Monday-Friday.

*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 is also available to help you.