02 April 2021

COVID-19 update 2 April 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 944.

WA Health is monitoring 16 active cases of COVID-19 and 919 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 56,337 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 8217 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2840 people were vaccinated.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found at Australian Department of Health website (external site).

Yesterday, 415 people were assessed for testing at WA Health COVID clinics and 414 were swabbed.

There have been 947,084  COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of these, 135,622 were from regional WA.

To date, 40 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 28 of the B.1.1.7 strain,11 of the B.1.351 strain and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).

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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.