18 November 2021

COVID-19 update 18 November 2021

WA Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 overnight, an overseas traveller who is in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total now stands at 1117. To date, 1103 people have recovered from the virus in WA. WA is monitoring five active cases who are all in hotel quarantine.

Border controls

Information about Western Australia’s controlled border arrangements, conditions of entry and quarantine is available online.

Northern Territory

Based on the latest health advice, the Northern Territory has transitioned from 'very low risk' to 'low risk' border controls under Western Australia's controlled border effective Tuesday, 16 November (4pm WST).


Anyone who has been to an exposure location listed on the Tasmania website (external site) should quarantine until they have been advised otherwise by Public Health.

Anyone who has recently arrived from Tasmania and has not visited any of the listed venues should present for COVID-19 testing if they develop symptoms and keep checking the list of exposure sites.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 291 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,917,785 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 219,926 were in regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA is being introduced in a phased approach. For more information on getting your COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://rollup.wa.gov.au/

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


To date, 178 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 109 Delta strain.

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

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* 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.