22 April 2021

COVID-19 update 22 April 2021

The Department of Health has reported two new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The new cases are both women, one in her 30s and the other in her 20s. All have arrived from overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 982.

WA Health is monitoring 29 active cases of COVID-19 and 944 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 83,172 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 19,361 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2477 people were vaccinated.

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

Yesterday, 258 people were assessed and 254 swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There have been 996,552 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 137,436 were from regional WA.

To date, 61 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 45 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain 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.