18 March 2021

COVID-19 update 18 March 2021

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

The State’s total number of confirmed cases remains at 927.

WA Health is monitoring 10 active cases of COVID-19 and 908 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 2557 people were vaccinated. To date, 25,503 West Australians have received the COVID vaccine.

Yesterday at WA Health COVID clinics 322 people presented for testing – 317 were assessed and swabbed.

There have been 912,734 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 133,037 were from regional WA.

To date, 33 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (25 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.