21 January 2021

COVID-19 update – 21 January 2021

The Department of Health has today reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Western Australia. The State’s total remains at 888.

WA Health is monitoring 11 active cases and 868 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There have been 704,968 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those tested, 110,720 were from regional WA.

Yesterday 1,356 people presented to WA Health-managed COVID clinics – 1,339 were assessed and swabbed.

To date eleven cases of variant strains have been detected. Of these cases, nine are the B.1.1.7 strain and two are the B.1.351 variant strain.

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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.