02 May 2021

COVID-19 update 2 May 2021

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

Two new cases were reported in hotel quarantine – a woman and a man both in their 20’s – who have recently returned from overseas.

Yesterday the Department of Health confirmed three new  local cases of COVID-19 – a  hotel security guard and two of his close contacts, but no additional cases linked to this cluster overnight.

Yesterday’s three locally acquired cases are all now in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number is now 1005.

WA Health is monitoring 26 active cases of COVID-19 and 970 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 99,870 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 23,492 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 974 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday 1,185 people were tested at WA Health COVID clinics. In addition, 2,110 people were also tested at private pathology clinics. Visit HealthyWA for information about COVID test locations.

To date, 67 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 51 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 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.

Cumulative testing information will be updated on Monday.

Yesterday it was incorrectly reported that there had been 68 cases of variant strains of concerns.  That figure has been amended to the correct total 67 today.