22 February 2021

COVID-19 update 22 February 2021

The Department of Health has reported one new case of COVID-19 overnight bringing State’s total to 912.

The positive case is a male aged in his 50s who travelled to Perth from overseas and is in hotel quarantine.

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

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 419 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There has been a total of 853,710 tests processed throughout the State. Of those, 126,501 were from regional WA.

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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.