19 September 2021

COVID-19 update 19 September 2021

WA Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

The man, in his 20s, is a returned traveller from overseas, who remains in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total is now 1093. To date, 1078 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health is monitoring six active COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine, including the case reported overnight.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 549 people were swabbed at State-run clinics*. A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Tomorrow, more than 1000 appointments are available in Perth COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including 800 at the Claremont Showgrounds and almost 300 in Joondalup.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination bookings for Western Australians aged 60 years and above are now available (external site). People in this age group can visit rollup.wa.gov.au (external site) to register and book an appointment at a State-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Western Australian children aged 12 to 15 years are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination (external site). Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit rollup.wa.gov.au (external site) to register and book appointments for their children in this age group.

An Aboriginal Family Day (external site) will be held at the Kwinana Vaccination Clinic in Kwinana Supa Centre on Meares Road today. All Aboriginal people aged 12 years and above will be able to walk in and get a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination without a booking from 9am to 3.30pm.

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Pilbara communities (external site) open this week:

  • The Tom Price Community Vaccination Clinic will run from 9am to 6pm, 17 to 21 September, at the Tom Price Community Centre, Central Road.
  • The Paraburdoo Community Vaccination Clinic will open 9am to 6pm, 23 September, at Ashburton Hall, Ashburton Avenue.

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Midland (external site) is also open 8.30am to 4.30pm seven days at Centrepoint Shopping Centre on Great Eastern Highway. The centre has four-hour free parking, is close to Midland Train Station and has replaced the Redcliffe clinic.

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

Donations to Afghan evacuees

There are strict COVID safety restrictions at WA hotel quarantine facilities and it is important people do not visit these locations, especially during quarantine periods. The best way to help is to make a financial donation through the Australian Red Cross Afghanistan Crisis Appeal (external site).

Border controls

New Zealand

In line with all other Australian jurisdictions, travel from New Zealand is now treated as travel from an international location (external site).

Australian states


To date, 157 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 88 Delta strain.

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

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* Cumulative testing and daily vaccination data will be reported on Monday.

** 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.