24 March 2021

COVID 19 update 24 March 2021

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

The new case is a male in his 30s who has returned from overseas travel and is currently in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total number now stands at 932.

WA Health is monitoring 10 active cases of COVID-19 and 913 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

To date, 36,690 West Australians have been vaccinated at WA Department of Health vaccination clinics – 2,184 people received a COVID-19 vaccine yesterday.

The Commonwealth Government vaccination national rollout figures can be found on their website (external site).

Yesterday, 291 people presented for testing at WA Health COVD clinics and 277 were assessed and swabbed.

There have been 925,818  COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 134,028 were from regional WA.

To date, 35 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia (25 of the B.1.1.7 strain and 10 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.