20 September 2021

COVID-19 update 20 September 2021

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

The man, in his 50s, is a returned traveller from overseas who remains in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total is now 1094. To date, 1079 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, 512 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website. To date, there have been 1,732,949 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 203,618 are from regional WA.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Since vaccination numbers were reported on 17 September, 52,270 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been recorded in WA, of which 28,392 were second doses. The total includes 4649 historic COVID-19 vaccine doses*. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout**.

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.

There will be a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the 2021 Perth Royal Show (external site) which opens on Saturday. The ‘Roll up for WA’ hub will also offer free kids’ activities and fun giveaways.

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

  • The Tom Price Community Vaccination Clinic runs 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)**.

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

  • New South Wales is in the extreme risk (external site) category. This means travel from NSW to WA is not permitted, except under strict conditions.
  • Victoria is in the high-risk (external site) category. Anyone entering from Victoria, or who has travelled through Victoria, in the past 14 days is subject to strict conditions


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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* Historic vaccine doses are vaccinations that were administered up to 10 days before the current date but were recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register since the last report.

** 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.