21 February 2021

COVID-19 update – 21 February 2021

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

The confirmed case is a woman in her 50s who travelled to Perth from overseas. She is in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases is now 911.

WA Health is monitoring three active cases of COVID-19 and 899 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

The Department of Health can confirm that case 903 has been cleared and has left hotel quarantine. The Department will not be providing any further detail on case 903 due to patient confidentiality.

To date, 22 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (15 B.1.1.7 strain and 7 B.1.351 strain).

Yesterday 332 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

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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 who 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.

Testing data will be reported on Monday.