20 April 2021

COVID-19 update 20 April 2021

The Department of Health has reported three new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The new cases include a man in his 40s and two women, one in her 20s and the other in her 30s. All have arrived from overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 978.

WA Health is monitoring 27 active cases of COVID-19 and 942 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 78,215 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 17,331 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 1958 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday, 354 people were assessed and swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There have been 991,554 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 136,975 were from regional WA.

To date, 55 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 40 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 14 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.