20 May 2021

COVID-19 update 20 May 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight.

A man in his 20s returning from overseas travel and is in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total now stands at 1016.

WA Health is monitoring seven active cases of COVID-19 ­– 1000 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 139,289 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 32,368 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2751 people were vaccinated.

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

There have been 1,150,843 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 149,103 were from regional WA.

To date, 95 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 52 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain, 27 of the B.1.617 strain (Indian variant) 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.