21 March 2021

COVID-19 update 21 March 2021

The Department of Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total number of confirmed cases remains at 930.

WA Health is monitoring 12 active cases of COVID-19 and 909 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday 940 people received a COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 31,512 West Australians have been vaccinated.

Yesterday 152 people presented for testing at WA Health COVD clinics and all were assessed and swabbed.

To date, 33 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (25 of the B.1.1.7 strain and 8 of the B.1.351 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 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.

Note: Weekend testing data will be reported on Monday.